The commissioner recently sacked says he has been transferred to a medical care isolation centre.
Mu’az Magaji, a former Commissioner of State for Works in Kano, tested the coronavirus disease positively (COVID-19).Magaji, in reaction to the death of President Muhammadu Buhari,
chief of staff Abba Kyari, who died of complication with Coronavirus, was shot by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje last month for a series of Facebook celebration messages.
He was fired for his “unguarded utterances” for which he later apologized, insisting that he was mistaken, the government said.
On Thursday, May 7, 2020, Magaji took to his Facebook page to reveal that he’s tested positive for the virus that has infected more than 3.6 million people worldwide.
“I have been moved to one of the state facilities … pray for us!” he said.
On Wednesday 6 May, Kano reported 30 new cases, bringing its total number of cases to 427, the second highest registered in any state in Nigeria, only behind Lagos (1.308).
Although six people recovered from medical treatment in the state and were discharged, 13 people died, the third highest of any state in the country behind Lagos (30), and Borno (14).
There have also been a series of unexplained deaths in the state over the past couple of weeks believed to be due to complications from coronavirus.
A Federal Government investigative team sent to the state is currently investigating the causes of the deaths.
Also on Wednesday Kano reported 30 new cases, increasing its total number of cases to 427, the second highest registered in any state in Nigeria, only behind Lagos (1308).
Because of fears about the rapid spread of coronavirus in Kano, President Muhammadu Buhari has put the state on lockdown for a 14-day duration beginning April 27.
As of May 6, Nigeria reported 3,145 cases of coronavirus in 34 states, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.