The controversy over the mass deaths which struck Kano State recently may have been put to rest as the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has waded in.
Leader of the Presidential Task Force Committee on COVID-19, Dr Nasiru Sani Gwarzo has said that the mysterious mass deaths in the state were actually caused by the nove coronavirusl.
Gwarzo made this known on Sunday, saying that tests carried out so far, established that COVID-19 was the cause of the mass deaths.
“Let me inform us that most of the deaths recorded of recent and test carried out showed that coronavirus was the cause. So, before the final report which would be ready in the next one week or few days, it is necessary for people of Kano to wake up from their slumber that this is a serious issue.
“We need to know what is happening. We are successful in identifying what the problems are and secondly we are happy on the level of cooperation the private sector and other stake holders. Many people have come out to support the state. We cannot expand our investigation until we are certain.
“We have five cogent reasons to say that the mass death recorded in Kano is associated with coronavirus” he said.
The mass deaths in the state which has cut across various strata, has been a major concern to Nigerians. President Buhari last week, gave a matching order to the Gwarzo-led Presidential Task Force to unravel the cause of the mysterious deaths in the state and also to contain the spread of the virus.