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Kano govt discharges 16 more COVID-19 patients

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The Kano State government led by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has discharged 16 more COVID-19 patients from its facilities in the state after they all tested negative for the virus.

This was revealed on Thursday in a statement singed by the Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, who informed that the development now brings the total number of discharged patients in the state to 22.

According to Malam Garba, Professor Abdulrazak Garba Habeeb of the Department of Medicine, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Bayero University, Kano who is also the co-chair, state Task Force on COVID-19; and Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, the state Commissioner for Health were among those discharged.

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This came after the Jigawa State government said on Thursday the 16 Quranic Education students (Almajiris) sent to the state from Kano had tested positive for COVID-19.

The state Commissioner for Health, Abba Zakari, who disclosed this at a media briefing in Dutse, said 607 samples from the Almajiris were taken for COVID-19 tests but only 45 results were released.

According to the commissioner, 16 out of the 45 results turned out positive.

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