The Kano State government has declared that the three suspected cases of COVID-19 earlier found in Kano have tested negative.
At a press briefing in Kano, the commissioner for Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, debunked speculation of any other reported case of the virus besides the three in the state.
Besides, the commissioner posited that the Ministry of Health had won the battle against Lassa fever, having discharged all suspected cases at the state isolation centre at ‘yar gaya Hospital.
The Federal Ministry of Health had enlisted Kano, aside Lagos, Edo, FCT, Ogun, Enugu and Katsina States where record of suspected cases have been tested of COVID-19 in the last three weeks since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared global emergency against the virus.
Tsanyawa who disclosed the proactive measures government had put in place since the declaration of the index case of the deadly virus, stressed that ministry of health is deploying manpower and facilities at all strategic point to nip the bud any emergency.
He said that the government is intensifying the surveillance and emergency preparedness and response committee to detect any suspected case for prompt action.
Reacting to possibility of issuing travel restriction to Kano, the commissioner said that though the state government is not considering such move at present, he, however, cautioned those planning to travel out Kano to high risk countries to reconsider their decision in the general interest of the state