The PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; who led other members of the task force, including the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire; Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, disclosed this while briefing the House on the war against the virus in the country disclosed that-
The Lagos State Government has on tuesday revealed it was battling with a shortage of reagents. The Federal Capital Territory on its part said it was facing a shortage of test kits, while Kano State lacked adequate manpower for surveillance and contact tracing.
In March, there was no COVID-19 case in Kano State, but since April 11 when it recorded its index case, there has been a surge in the number of persons infected with the number of persons infected with the virus.
Currently, the state with 365 cases is second only to Lagos State with 1,183 cases as of 5pm on Tuesday.
Mustapha expressed concern over the spread of the disease in Kano State. “Kano is fast emerging as the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in the North, which necessitated Mr President’s specific directives in his broadcast of Monday, 27th April, 2020,” he said.