Despite reporting more number of new coronavirus daily infections than any other state on Wednesday, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has asked the federal government to relax the curfew imposed in Kano state.
Ganduje made the appeal while inaugurating a panel of experts led by the president of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria Musa Borodo, to support the state task force technical committee.
The Kano state Governor said relaxation of the curfew became necessary because people are running out of food.
“We would engage the presidential task force on COVID-19 to seek permission to relax the total lockdown imposed on Kano.
“We are making this appeal on behalf of our people who are presently running out of food items. We would love the federal government to relax the lockdown for a period of time to enable people stock their homes, especially now that majority of us are fasting. It will also ease the economic hardship in the state.”
Though the NCDC has activated a second Coronavirus test center in Kano state, the state currently has 219 confirmed cases of Coronavirus.
As at Thusday 30th April, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 204 new cases of Coronavirus, with 80 of the new infections recorded in Kano, while 45 was from Lagos. While Lagos remains the epicenter of Coronavirus with 976 infections, Kano topping the day’s count for the first time didn’t come as a surprise following reports of strange deaths in the state.
Experts assert that Kano has multi risk factors as an international airport, a high population density area, a trade and commercial hub for the north and a high number of un-enlightened population.