By Kazeem Ugbodaga
Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje is in frantic move to stem the tide of rising wave of Coronavirus infections in the ancient city.
Kano, on Friday recorded the highest daily Coronavirus infections in Nigeria, with 92 new cases.
On Thursday, the state recorded 80 cases, meaning that it has ramp up 172 cases in two days and now has a total of 311 cases of Coronavirus, with three deaths recorded.
Ganduje had earlier begged the Federal Government to relax the lockdown in Kano less than a week it was declared.
But now, all that is over as the Governor is making frantic move to stem the tide of increasing the virus.
According to Ganduje on Saturday, his government was working fast to deal with the spread of Coronavirus in Kano.
”We’re working fast to deal with the spread of #COVID19 in our great state with the conversion of some facilities in the state to isolation centers.
“The Abubakar Imam Urology Hospital, Murtala Muhammed Library Complex, Hospitality and Tourism Institute formerly Daula Hotel, Sports Institute at Karfi and the Nigerian Air Force Hospital will now house carriers of the pandemic going forward.
“The Murtala Muhammad Library Complex is expected to accommodate over 200 beds and also an estimated 300 beds will be provided at Karfi Sports Institute.
“I reiterate my plea for all Kano citizens to adhere to the lockdown rule. We need to slow down the virus and this is only possible with social distancing. Please stay in your homes,” he said.