Five new positive cases of COVID-19 pandemic have been confirmed in Kano by the State Ministry of Health, POLITICS NIGERIA reports.
In a tweet via its Twitter handle on Wednesday, the ministry said the new cases bring the total number of cases in the state to nine.
It wrote: “Wednesday, 15th April 2020. As at 10:25 am, 5 additional cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in @KanostateNg @NCDCgov @FMICNigeria @dawisu @NOA_Nigeria @Chikwe_I @NphcdaNG
Wednesday, 15th April 2020. As at 10:25 am, 5 additional cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in @KanostateNg @NCDCgov @FMICNigeria @dawisu @NOA_Nigeria @Chikwe_I @NphcdaNG
#StaySafeNigeria #StayHome pic.twitter.com/8KfIOT2Bih
— Kano State Ministry of Health (@KNSMOH) April 15, 2020
POLITICS NIGERIA had reported that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State had ordered a total lockdown of the state for seven days as part of the measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.
During a meeting with Islamic scholars on Tuesday, Ganduje said the lockdown takes effect from Thursday night, April 16.
“Following the outbreak of this disease, COVID-19 in Kano and the subsequent cases we recorded, Kano Government has resolved to lockdown the state for a duration of seven days starting from Thursday 16th April,” he said.
“We want to however call on the scholars that Kano residents should start purchasing foodstuff as that would help curtail the spread of the disease in the state. The lockdown would start at 10pm, no more markets, no more gatherings and mosques.