Kano deputy governor, Gawuna tests negative to Covid-19 as committee members isolate
NEWSMAN, Kano – Deputy Governor of Kano State, Dr. Nasiru Gawuna has tested negative for COVID-19, the deadly disease ravaging the World with over 400 persons hit by the pandemic in Nigeria.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Hassan Fagge on Friday said Gawuna gave “praise to Almighty Allah because through him all things are possible, saying this is a proof of that”.
Dr. Gawuna is also the Chairman of the State Task Force Committee on COVID-19.
“We will continue to pray Allah’s protection against COVID-19 every where in the world and for the quick recovery of all those infected he said”, Gawuna said.
The Deputy Governor also commended Kano State people for complying with the lockdown order while emphasising that the “administration of Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje is taking all measures to halt the spread of the disease in the State.”
He urged the public to maintain social distancing, washing and sanitizing of hands regularly and shun circulation of rumours, false and misleading information.
“Only official statements from appropriate agencies should be relied upon,” Gawuna said.
The deputy governor, two commissioners and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s daughter had gone into self-isolation after a co-member on the State Task Force on COVID-19 they work with got infected.
The six are members of the state task force on COVID-19, chaired by deputy governor Gawuna. They include Amina Umar Ganduje, health commissioner Aminu Tsanyawa, environment commissioner Kabiru Getso, and Imam Wada, secretary of the committee.
A report by Daily Trust said their decision to go into self-isolation followed the discovery of the status of the co-chair an of the committee, Professor Abdulrazaq Garba Habibu, whose result indicated that he tested positive for COVID-19.