Coronavirus: Nigerian govt reveals cause of mysterious deaths in Kano

KANO, Nigeria – The team leader of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Dr. Nasiru Gwarzo, has debunked media reports attributing the mysterious deaths in Kano State to COVID-19.


Gwarzo told BBC Hausa on Monday that he was only misquoted.

“More than 80 per cent of what I said was on the collection of samples from people and how the disease affects individuals and not on the issue of the mysterious deaths,” he said.

Gwarzo further clarified that investigations were ongoing and nothing had been confirmed yet.

“We have so far done a lot but are still working; we have trained personnel and have sent them to cemeteries,” he added.

He, however, admitted that his committee had identified the causes of some of the deaths to be the COVID-19, as the dead had shown symptoms associated with the pandemic.

As at Monday night, Kano state has the second-highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases with 342 patients.

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