Kano State has recorded three new coronavirus fatalities.
The state Health Ministry made this known via Twitter shortly after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced 92 new infections in the state, bringing the total confirmed cases to 311.
“As at 11:25pm 1st May 2020, 92 new cases of COVID-19 cases confirmed. Total confirmed cases in Kano State are now 311.
“3 additional COVID-19 deaths were recorded. Total COVID-19 deaths are now 8,” the state Health Ministry tweeted.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said on Friday that a 14-man team comprising health experts in different areas of specialisation were leaving from Abuja to Kano on Saturday morning.
“With regards to Kano, a multi-sectorial team of 14 specialists comprising of persons from NCDC, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, the Department of Hospital Services, the Department of Family Health, Infectious Disease Specialists, media and a special adviser will leave for Kano in the early morning (Saturday) to support that state in all areas of response.
“The main focus of the intervention is on training and capacity building of state health care workforce along with their various specialties on a very massive scale,” the minister said.
Also, the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha said on Friday that the World Health Organisation had redeployed 3,000 of their personnel in Kano to respond to the pandemic.
The state is presently on a 14-day lockdown ordered by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), as part of measures to curb the spread of the virus.