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Why we are isolating suspected COVID-19 patients in hotels – Ganduje

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Kano recorded 23 new cases on Monday evening with indications that more is to come. The state government has, however, begun to isolate suspected COVID-19 cases in hotels, POLITICS NIGERIA reports.

According to the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Tuesday, the state is isolating suspected cases of coronavirus in hotels to avoid the spread of the diseases at the community level.

While addressing the Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, during a visit to Kano, Mr Ganduje said peculiar situations require peculiar regulations and processes.

“We are doing as much as we can to tame the situation. That is why those suspected cases that are less privileged, we take them to (a) hotel after taking their samples, to keep them there,” the governor’s spokesperson, Abba Anwar, quoted his principal as saying, in the statement.

Mr Ganduje also said all the index cases in Kano are within the metropolitan Local Government Areas, as such, community transmission is not there.

“There is a need to increase our capacity for testing our suspected cases. At the same time, we also need more collection centres,” the governor pleaded with NCDC.

The governor said so far, the state does not have very serious cases where cases need the usage of ventilators and monitors.

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