The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero addressed the recent deaths in the Kano state are not connected to Coronavirus. The Kano monarch in his statement on Sunday April 26, said he was informed by the State’s Ministry of Health that the ‘mysterious’ deaths were not as a result of COVID-19 outbreak.
The Emir speech reads;
“My people may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon you all.We wish to inform you that, the Kano state ministry of health has informed us about the update on the outbreak of COVID-19 in various places across the state.This report is really important, the report has further confirmed to us that COVID-19 is real and that as of today about 73 people have tested positive for the pandamic.
My people, with regards to this situation, it had become necessary for us to remind you on the need to follow all the necessary medical advice.You all must stay away from over crowded places, wash your hands regularly with soap and use face mask.We also urge you to avoid stigmatisation on people with the infection, avoid fake news that may likely create panic among our people.I equally call on you to look after your children and make sure they do not continue to play football on the streets, once you notice any symptoms please do not hesitate to report such to medical experts.
My people, I call on you to remain calm, and continue to pray for Allah’s intervention. I therefore want to use this opportunity to condole the family of those who lost lives recently.We were equally informed by the ministry that the deaths were not as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.We therefore pray for the repose of the souls who lost their lives, may Almighty Allah forgive them, those infected, we pray for their quick recovery.
May almighty Allah continue to protect us.”
The Kano Government also echoed the same opinion. According to them, has said the scores of deaths, in recent days, were unrelated with the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic.But they also quickly acknowledged it was jumping to conclusion by stating that the health ministry is probing the causes.
Malam Muhammad Garba, the Commissioner of Information, gave the government’s position in a statement.
“The state government acknowledges recent deaths in Kano, but it is on top of the situation. We have begun investigation to unravel the remote causes of the deaths.
The investigation into the cause of the deaths is still ongoing, but preliminary report of the state’s Ministry of Health indicates that the deaths are not connected to the COVID-19 pandemic.Reports from the ministry have shown that most of the deaths were caused by complications arising from hypertension, diabetes, meningitis and acute malaria.
Gov. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is anxiously waiting for the final report so as to take necessary action. The state government is concerned over what is happening. The ministry of health is already handling the situation. When they are through with the medical investigation, further actions will be taken.
“The mystery, or whatever it is, will soon be unraveled,” he said.