The Kano State Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Tsanyawa, has confirmed that three members of the state Taskforce on COVID-19 have been infected with the coronavirus disease.
The Public Relations Officer of the ministry, Hajiya Hadiza Namadi, announced this on Friday.
“With deep sense of sadness and on behalf of the state government, the Commissioner of Health, Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa hereby announces that the co-chairman and some members of Kano State Taskforce on COVID-19 were tested and three of the results came out positive for the coronavirus disease,” the statement said.
The statement maintained that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state as of 11:15 am on Friday is 21 with one death.
“The government, therefore, advises the general public to keep social distancing, avoid overcrowding and stay at home to keep safe as it continues to take measures to contain the spread of the disease in the state,” it added.