Kano state government has announced the discharge of 16 more COVID-19 patients from its hospital facilities after they tested negative for the virus.
The announcement was contained in a statement signed by the commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba. According to the statement this indicated that a total number of discharged patients in the state in now 22.
The statement said among the discharged patients were 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; Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, the state commissioner for Health among others.
In the statement the commissioner stresses that all the patients have tested negative for the disease after the two follow up tests as stipulated in the NCDC guidelines.
He advised the public to continue to observe the strictest personal hygiene through regular hand washing, use of face mask and social distancing.