The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, has assured that the Federal Government was working towards containing the spread of COVID-19 in Kano State.
Mustapha, who is the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 revealed that some medical equipment have been sent to Kano State.
He listed the equipment sent to the state to include two oxygen concentrate, three ventilators, 280 protective gowns, 538 examination gloves, 25 boot covers, medical masks, surgical caps, and infrared thermometers.
Speaking during PTF COVID-19 daily briefing in Abuja, Mustapha said: “The PTF has released a number of equipment to be transported immediately to Kano to beef up the response.
“These include two oxygen concentrate and three ventilators, 280 protective gowns, 538 examination gloves, 25 boot covers, medical masks, surgical caps, and infrared thermometers.
“The figure of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has continued to rise in Kano with five deaths from 139 infections as of 12:05 am on April 30.”
Mustapha assured that the PTF would do everything possible to tackle the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
Kano currently has the second number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria with a tally of 219.
As at Thursday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, confirmed 80 new cases in Kano State.