COVID-19: Kano discharges 40 health workers


The Kano state government says it has discharged 40 health workers infected with COVID-19 at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.

Hauwa Mohammed, assistant director, information and public affairs of the hospital, broke the news in a statement, on Thursday.

The assistant director quoted Abdurrahman Sheshe, the hospital’s chief medical director, as saying the health workers were discharged after testing negative for the virus.

He described the record as a thing of joy, adding that no casualties were recorded.

“It is really a thing of joy to share with you that the review on the tests conducted on those workers who were infected with COVID-19 some weeks ago and put in Isolation has just been forwarded to me and forty of them tested negative, no death recorded,” the statement read.

Sheshe said there are 10 other infected health workers undergoing treatments in isolation centres.

He said the patients may be discharged before eid-el-Fitr celebration.

Kano confirmed its index case of the virus on April 11.

As of Wednesday evening, the state recorded 847 cases of COVID-19.

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