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The Kano State Government says it has begun investigation into claims that there was a surge in deaths in Kano metropolis.

Dr Tijjani Hussaini, Executive Secretary, Kano State Primary Healthcare Board, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Tuesday in Kano that medics were yet to ascertain the medical cause of the said deaths, but acknowledged that the situation had “sent residents panicking”.

“The investigation is prompted by reports that more deaths have been recorded in the past seven days,” Hussaini, who did not state the number of deaths so far recorded, told NAN.

Dr. Hussaini said that the investigation was focusing on the symptoms exhibited by the victims before giving up.

The Kano State Government says it has begun investigation into claims that there was a surge in deaths in Kano metropolis.

Commenting on the situation, Prof. Isa Abubakar, Director, Centre for Infectious Diseases (CID), Bayero University Kano (BUK), said that the rising number of deaths recorded during the lockdown may not necessarily be linked to COVID-19 pandemic.

Prof. Abubakar, who is also an expert in Public Health and Community Medicine, added that the increasing rate of deaths could be attributed to other reasons.

 

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