By Kazeem Ugbodaga
The deadly Coronavirus pandemic has claimed its first victim in Kano State, Northwest Nigeria.
The State Government disclosed this early Thursday morning.
According to Kano State Ministry of Health on its twitter handle, the death was recorded at about 11:55pm on Wednesday.
“Wednesday, 15th April 2020. As at 11:55 pm, 1 death of #COVID19 has been recorded in Kano State,” it said.
Also, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, had on Wednesday announced 12 new cases in Kano, taking its toll to 16.
But Kano State Ministry of Health said on its twitter that it has 21 confirmed cases, with one death.
Wednesday, 15th April 2020. As at 11:55 pm, 1 death of #COVID19 has been recorded in @KanostateNg @NCDCgov @FMICNigeria @dawisu @NOA_Nigeria @Chikwe_I @NphcdaNG #StaySafeNigeria #StayHome pic.twitter.com/SC68LnBZHT
— Kano State Ministry of Health (@KNSMOH) April 15, 2020