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COVID-19: Kano to adopt house-to-house sample collection

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, said Monday the state government would carry out house-to- house sample collection in a bid to check the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Ganduje, who stated this while receiving a cheque of N2 billion, five ambulances and 20 Hilux vehicles donated to the state government by the BUA Foundation, assured that the government would judiciously utilise the donations to curtail the menace of COVID-19 in the state.

According to him, the state government would use the vehicles to convey staff and victims of COVID-19 to their respective places.

The governor said: “There is no doubt we have opened collection centres in all the 44 local government areas of the state. For the distant local governments, one each collection centre but for eight metropolitan local governments, we were opening about 100 collection centres, so that we can feed the laboratories and testing centres with enough samples each day.

“There is no doubt, we have to increase our capacity in collecting samples and it would probably lead to a house- to- house in the collection of samples, the more we collect samples, the more we understand the seriousness of the situation and devise strategies on how to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

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“So in short, we have all that it takes at the moment in order to fight the pandemic disease, we were building our capacity with the help of technical teams from the presidential task force in Abuja. We will swing into action by Tuesday as some policy statements would be made in respect of the new fight against COVID-19.”

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