By Isiyaku Ahmed, Kano
Kano State Technical Coordinator of covid-19-19 Task Force, Dr Tijjani Hussaini, has acknowledged that covid-19 samples collection in the state surpasses the benchmark given by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). This was contained in a press release singed by Abba Anwar, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Kano State after a media briefing of the Task Force held at Africa House, Government House, Kano.
Dr Hussaini discloses that “While NCDC gives 100 as benchmark of sample collection per state. Kano state’s sample collection goes up to hundreds.”
According to the press statement, Governor Ganduje revealed that, “On 25th of June 154 samples were submitted and there was no infected person, 26th June, 492 samples were submitted and only 4 were positive.
On 27th June, 327 samples were submitted with only 5 positive cases, on 29th June, 449 samples were submitted and only 11 were positive, on 30th June, 350 samples were submitted out of which only 5 were positive and on 1st July, 1428 samples were collected with 41 positive cases.”
“We are really winning the war against COVID-19 in Kano state”, the Governor added.
In his remarks the state Coordinator Dr Hussaini disclosed that, “Because of the fact that the size of samples collected in the state outstripped what NCDC recommended, that is 100 per state, while we collect in thousands, and with the 5 Testing Centers we have in the state, we still take some of our samples to Abuja for testing.”