Three members of the Kano State Taskforce on COVID-19 have tested positive for coronavirus, the state Ministry of Health has said.
Aminu Tsanyawa, Commissioner for Health, disclosed in a statement sent to POLITICS NIGERIA on Friday.
The commissioner, however, refused to give details of the members who tested positive.
He said the three task force members have been admitted at the isolation centre at the Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital, Giginyu quarters, Kano.
He said, “With a deep sense of sadness and on behalf of the state government, I hereby announce that the Co-Chairman and some members of Kano State Task Force on COVID-19 were tested and three of the results came out positive for Coronavirus.
“Government 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.”
Meanwhile, the state deputy governor, Nasiru Gawuna, has tested negative for COVID-19.
In a separate statement on Friday by his Press Secretary, Gawuna commended Kano people for complying with the lockdown order.
He said: “The administration of Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is taking all measures to halt the spread of the disease in the state.
“It is important for all to cooperate with all agencies working to curb the spread of the dreaded disease and to eradicate it.”