Coronavirus: Kano Govt Clarifies Report On Mass Death

The Kano State Ministry of Health has debunked reports that the State recorded mass death amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

A viral video of reported mass deaths in the State had emerged on Monday.

But reacting, the Ministry in a statement on its Twitter handle, urged Nigerians to disregard the rumour.

Describing it as ‘false and untrue’, the Ministry said it has deployed officers to all burial grounds to count bodies brought in for burial everyday.

“Kindly disregard the rumors of having mass deaths recently in Kano metropolis. The State Task Force on #COVID19 has activated community informants structure of the World Health Organization (WHO) to report deaths and cause of deaths and have also deployed officers to all burial grounds to count bodies brought in for burial everyday (the workers would conduct 2 shifts).

“This particular rumor has been investigated and found to be untrue so must be dispelled.

“We appeal to you (Individuals) with massive social media followership to help in clearing the air. We cannot afford to let the good people of Kano panic and lose confidence in our response. We must state that we are more courageous than ever in a bid to contain this pandemic,” it said.

Meanwhile, Kano State on Monday recorded 23 new cases of coronavirus.

This brings the number of confirmed cases in the country to 59.