Following the increase in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Kano State, Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has ordered a complete lockdown of the state from 10 pm on Thursday, 16 April 2020.
The governor made the announcement of growing concerns about the spread of the virus in the state as the cases and contact tracing begins.
The governor who briefed journalists after a meeting with Ulamas yesterday evening said the latest confirmed case came as a result of the first batch of 18 persons traced to have had contacts with the index case, adding that when their blood samples were subjected to laboratory test, 17 came out negative, while one was found to be positive.
Two cases of returnees from Turkey were confirmed on Monday.
Some states in the country are on lockdown as the number of confirmed cases in the country nears the 400 marks.