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“Rate of community transmission in Kano is ‘now 80 percent’” – Head of Covid-19 presidential task force in Kano, Nasiru Gwarzo

The head of the presidential task force on Coronavirus in Kano state, Nasiru Gwarzo has revealed that the rate of community transmission in the state is ‘now at 80 percent’.

In an interview with BBC Hausa, Nasiru Gwarzo said about 80 percent of the samples received from communities in the state turned out positive for Coronavirus.

The PTF head also admitted that there’s been an increased testing capacity in Kano state, added that the state needs urgent intervention as the disease is spreading to various areas.

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Gwarzo said,

“When about 100 samples are delivered, there are five to ten that are positive (for coronavirus).

“But now, when 100 samples are returned, about 80 are coronavirus cases.”

Kano became the second worst hit state on Worker’s day, May 1st, with 311 confirmed cases of Coronavirus.