The chairman of Kano State Task Force on COVID-19, Nasiru Gawuna and a member of the committee, Amina Umar Ganduje should not be let out of self isolation even if their tests come out negative, a medical expert has cautioned.
After the disturbing news that some members of the task force have contracted the virus while others have gone into self isolation, the medical expert has signaled a warning that standard procedure should be observed in dealing with tested individuals.
“The standard is for the persons immediately go into self isolation, then samples would be taken after at least five days, and even if they tested negative, they should remain in self isolation until after 14 days,” he said.
“It is not proper, I repeat, it is improper for them to come out of self isolation even if they test negative. It is important that this protocol is observed,” he insisted.
“Also, samples should not be taken too soon to avoid false negative result”, he said.
Kano deputy governor, Nasiru Gawuna, who is the chairman of the task force, two state commissioners and Amina Umar Ganduje have gone into self-isolation after the co-chairman of the task force, Professor Abdulrazaq Garba Habibu, was confirmed to have come down with COVID-19.
The commissioners involved are that of health, Aminu Tsanyawa, that of environment, Kabiru Getso, and Imam Wada who was the secretary of the committee.