By Ahmad Muhammad, Kano 

Kano state Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has commissioned one of the Zonal Sample Collection Centres in Rano, Rano Emirate. The action was to further strengthen the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in Kano state 

Ganduje said the zonal centres would be on board before going down to local government areas, to help suppress the pressure on the existing collection centres that are mostly in the metropolitan city of Kano.

“This administration is determined to see that this global pandemic of COVID-19 is fought from all angles. What we need is your support and cooperation,” he said, adding that, it was now very clear to all that, COVID-19 pandemic was real and that people must stand up and help the state in the fight against it.

“Our advice is for everybody to come forward and be tested,” he stated.

Those tested positive, he explained “Will be taken to Isolation Centre. And they would be taken care of adequately. While those tested negative will be allowed to go to their families and continue observing the protocols of the response.”

The Emir of Rano, Alhaji Kabiru Muhammad Inuwa, who graced the occasion, assured the governor of the total support and cooperation of his Emirate in fighting the pandemic.

At Waziri Gidado Hospital, Bachirawa, the governor also commissioned a Collection Centre facility donated to the state government by eHealth Africa, as part of the organisation’s corporate social responsibility to fight COVID-19 pandemic.

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