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COVID-19: Governor Badaru speaks on strange deaths in Jigawa

Governor Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa state has said the ‘strange deaths’ recorded in Hadejia local government area of the state are inexplicable.

The governor, who made this known in Dutse, the state capital, is reacting to the death of 100 people in the local governmen in the last ten days.

Special Adviser to Hadejia Local Government Council Chairman on Media, Sani Kakabori, on Tuesday, said an average of 10 persons, mainly above the age of 50, died daily in the last 10 days.

But Badaru said with the 32 new reported cases, which is the highest daily figure recorded in the state, Jigawa now has 41 confirmed cases.

According to the governor, there are yet no scientific conclusions and accurate figures of the deaths recorded in Hadija council area,  the most populated council area in the state.

He said some of the citizens see coronavirus as a “fairy tale”, adding that this attitude may lead to more infections in the state.

Badaru announced a five-man committee, with the officials of the World Health Organisation (WHO) included “who are already in the community to ascertain the facts about the usual deaths and report in three days.”

The governor, however, said the state will impose stricter measures in the affected areas.

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