COVID-19: KANO EMBARKS ON HOUSE TO HOUSE SAMPLE COLLECTION FOR CORONAVIRUS TEST
Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has ordered an emergency house-to-house COVID-19 sample collection exercise in the state, particularly among eight Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.
Governor Ganduje disclosed this on Thursday at a press briefing organised by the State Task Force on COVID-19.
He said the exercise would be conducted in Taurani and other local government areas with high clusters of confirmed cases of the virus.
According to data from the State’s Task Force on COVID-19, Taurani LGA has the highest number of Coronavirus patients.
Speaking on the exercise, the Governor said:
“We are putting our emphasis within the eight metropolitan Local Government Areas. We are engaging in house-to-house sample collection.”
“We are engaging in house-to-house sample collection. I think during the political campaign, some politicians engaged in house-to-house campaign. “Right now for COVID-19, we are engaging in house-to-house sample collection campaign.”
“There is no doubt we are always improving in our successes in the fight against COVID-19. This is as a result of the commitment of the task force and commitment of the frontline health workers.
“By now, we have known the easiest way to contract this disease and the easiest way to avoid it. We know the three commandments of COVID-19, which are social distancing, washing and sanitising our hands and wearing our face mask.
“These three commandments should become our way of life. They should become part of our everyday life.
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“Relaxation of lockdown is now from 6 a.m to 6 p.m on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. We also decided to open our markets in order to improve business activities in the state.
“We are producing face masks in large quantities and the market leaders have promised to produce face masks and distribute them free of charge. They will also provide water and soap for visitors and customers.
“We have also decided to fumigate all the markets to ensure that they are devoid of diseases. The ratio of collection of samples has increased and we are determined to continue from this line.”