NCDC: High coronavirus cases in Kano not astonishing

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control says it stays concentrated on the battle against the novel coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.

The organization said on Monday in Abuja that it would expand testing for the infection the nation over as a methodology to succeed.

Executive General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, gave the consolation at the every day instructions by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

He clarified that the expanding instances of COVID-19 in Kano State were not astounding.

I will like to remind everyone that we remain focused on our target which is to increase testing across the country; during a pandemic, the risk of spread is in those towns where the population density is highest.

“We are all aware of the population density in Kano. The high number of cases we are now seeing in Kano is really not a surprise,” he said.

“Since reporting its index case about two weeks ago, Kano has been the centre of controversies ranging from the rapid increase in number of confirmed cases to the sudden halt of its only testing centre.

“Kano, which currently stands as the third hardest-hit state in Nigeria has so far reported 77 cases out of the 1,273 cases of the infection Nigeria,” he said.

Ihekweazu said that NCDC was also working hard to investigate the cause of some deaths in the state.

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