The Kano state government has discharged 16 more COVID-19 patients from its facilities after they tested negative for the virus.

This was contained in statement signed by the commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba and was made available to Kano Daily.

The statement indicated that this brings the total number of discharged patients in the state to 22.

According to the statement, among the discharged patients were Professor Abdulrazak Garba Habeeb of the Department of Medicine, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Bayero University, Kano who is also the co-chair, state Task Force on COVID-19; Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, the state commissioner for Health among others.

The statement said all the patients have tested negative for the disease after the two follow up tests and have therefore reached full recovery.

It advised the public to continue to observe the strictest personal hygiene through regular hand washing, use of face mask and social distancing

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