Kano react to mass burial rumour of COVID-19 victims


Rumour flying around about Kano recording high deaths from COVID-19 has drawn the reaction of the state government.

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The rumour erupted at the weekend with claim rife that a significant number of the state residents dropped dead of coronavirus and buried in cemeteries across the metropolis.

Between Saturday and Sunday alone 61 suspected victims of the pandemic reportedly buried at the Dandolo Cemetery in Goron Dutse, 31 at Gyadi-gyadi Cemetery located at Court Road, 13 at Zango Quarters, and 8 others at Kulkul quarters sparking fears among residents.

The state government reacting to the claim, said it launched investigation into it and found the rumour untrue in a statement Auwalu Abdu Fagge, State Health Educator/ Secretary, Risk Communication Sub Committee on COVID-19 released.

It read in part: “The task force has activated community informants structure of WHO to report death and cause of death and have also deployed officers to all burial grounds to count bodies brought in for burial everyday (the workers would conduct 2 shifts).”

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