The new Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, has revealed that mass deaths recorded in Kano State are not connected to coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged the entire nation.
Scores of people, including elites and prominent indigenes of the state, have died in Dala, Fagge, Tarauni, Nasarawa, Gwale and Kano Municipal within one week.
Among those already buried are academics, administrators, bankers, media practitioners and businessmen.
However, the new monarch in a statement personally maintained that the deaths were not COVID-19 related.
He said, “We have been informed by the ministry that the deaths were not as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
“This report is really important, the report has further confirmed to us that COVID-19 is real and that as of today about 73 people have tested positive for the pandemic.
“My people, with regards to this situation, it has become necessary for us to remind you of the need to follow all the necessary medical advice”
The Emir further urged Kano residents to stay away from crowded places, wash their hands regularly and avoid stigmatizing others.
He called on the people to look after your children and ensure they do not go about playing football on the streets, adding that once they notice any symptoms of coronavirus, they should not hesitate to report such to medical experts.
The Emir, while commiserating with families of those that have passed on, also called for more prayers for God to intervene.