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On COVID-19, Ganduje Speaks Out over Kano Mass Deaths, Launches Further Investigation

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Ganduje Speaks Out over Kano Mass Deaths, Launches Further Investigation
Kano State Governor Gnaduje has spoken out in retaliation to the unknown mass deaths in the state and how it is been likened to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Ganduje Speaks Out over Kano Mass Deaths, Launches Furter Investigation

Kano State Governor Gnaduje has spoken out in retaliation to the unknown mass deaths in the state and how it is been likened to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

In recent days, Kano has recorded a massive number of deaths with prominent people inclusive.

In light of this, he further discussed his administration partnering with Bayero University Kano on setting up more COVID-19 test centres in the state.

Just for you to know, further Investigation has been launched in a bid to check if COVID-19 is related to the cause of kano mass deaths.

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Stock Photo of Governor of Kano State, Governor Umar Ganduje | Tagged in “Kano Mass Deaths” Post on NCBN. Source: Google Image

He, Governor Ganduje of Kano State has finally issued a personal statement regarding the reported mas deaths happening in his state for some weeks.

This message was disseminated on his Twitter handle with the username @GovUmarGanduje. In the message, it was deduced that the Kano State Government assured the residents of getting a solution with investigations going on to get to the bottom of the matter. This is to ascertain the major cause of the kano mass death.

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Medically, an autopsy is needed to be carried out on the body of the dead to know the root cause of the death.

He stressed that his government is currently carrying out autopsies to determine the cause of the deaths, and one thing which has been ascertained is that the deaths are not in any way connected to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Kano state governor said the health ministry has been up and doing in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

He commended that ministry, saying “they have fought hard in the sporadic testing and quarantining of infected persons across the state”.

Ganduje further disclosed that the state is partnering with Bayero University Kano to set up an additional Covid-19 test centre. He urged the residents of the state to assist his administration in the fight against the pandemic by abiding by the preventive measures announced by the health authorities.

The full statement below:

“Over the past week there have been reports of mysterious deaths in our great Kano State and I’m here to assure everyone that investigations are already ongoing. Autopsies are still being carried out but so far there’s been nothing to suggest that they are linked with #COVID19.

“The State Ministry of Health has been sleepless in their battle against the pandemic and I will like to commend them for their efforts thus far. They have fought hard in the sporadic testing and quarantining of the infected person across the state.

“To ease their burden a bit, we are currently partnering with Bayero University Kano to set up an additional Covid-19 test centre in the State.

“I beckon the people of Kano to help us in this fight against the pandemic by respecting the lockdown, maintaining social distancing and washing their hands regularly. It is only together, that we have a chance at flattening the curve.”

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Nigeria Records Highest COVID-19 Cases in Almost Five Months

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Nigeria Records Highest COVID-19 Cases in Almost Five Months

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has on July 29, reported the highest case load of covid 19 in almost five months.

With 558 new infections recorded on Thursday, the NCDC stated that the cases were reported in 15 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

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Lagos recorded 376 new infections, Oyo 33, Akwa Ibom 26, and the FCT 22

Others are Imo with 15 new cases, Bayelsa – 13, Ekiti – 13, Kano – 12, Ogun – 11, Plateau – 11, Delta – 9, Jigawa – 6, Rivers – 4, Zamfara – 4, Edo – 3, and Ebonyi – 1.

Two deaths were recorded on Thursday bringing the total number of deaths to 2,141, with total confirmed cases in the country put at 178,821, and 164,930 recoveries.

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U.S. to ship 4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Nigeria, 5.66 million to South Africa

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Vaccines Effective Against Variants but Overseas Travel Still Not Safe Says WHO

The U.S. government Wednesday will ship nearly 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to two of the most populous African countries – Nigeria and South Africa – as the continent battles a third wave of infections, White House officials said.

Four million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will go to Nigeria and 5.66 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine to South Africa, the officials said.

The South Africa shipment is the single largest sent by the United States since it began sending vaccine shots overseas, one of the officials said. The latest shipments bring the total number of U.S. vaccine doses sent to Africa to 16.4 million.

The urgently needed help comes as amid growing concern about vaccination rates in Africa, which lag far behind those of advanced economies.

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Experts worry that the highly contagious Delta variant could pose another setback, if countries begin requiring booster shots for fully-vaccinated individuals, a move that would slow shipments of urgently needed vaccines to developing countries.

The White House said equitable global access to safe and effective vaccines was essential to ending the pandemic.

“We are working to get as many safe and effective vaccines to as many people around the world as fast as possible,” one of the White House officials said in a statement.

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Nigeria Expects 29million Doses of J&J COVID Vaccine in August

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Nigeria Expects 29million Doses of J&J COVID Vaccine in August

Nigeria expects to take delivery of 29 million doses of Johnson & Johnson covid-19 vaccine in August, allowing it to ramp up its vaccination programme just as a third wave of infections takes hold, the health minister said.

Health Minister Osagie Ehanire told reporters on Monday, that the single-dose vaccine would be advantageous for Nigeria, given its partly nomadic population and weak systems for keeping track of people and arranging for second doses.

Ehanire said Nigeria was also expecting four million doses of the Moderna vaccine, 700,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine and an unspecified quantity of Pfizer and Sinopharm doses. He said all of those were expected in the third quarter.

The minister also warned that the covid-19 infection numbers were rising due to the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant, noting that 216 people had tested positive in the last 24 hours, most of them in Lagos and Akwa Ibom.

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With an estimated 200 million citizens, Nigeria has so far vaccinated a tiny fraction of its population. The most recent data, in June, showed that 2 million people had received one dose and 700,000 had received two. In total, Nigeria has so far taken delivery of under 4 million doses.

The government had announced in March it was hoping to secure 70 million doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccine this year through an African Union programme, with an initial batch of 30 million to be delivered in the third quarter.

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