Nigerian State To Force Compliance To Covid-19 Protocols As Death Toll Rises To 73

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on Saturday said it has concluded plans to set up a Covid-19 Marshals to enforce strict compliance to Covid-19 protocols as covid-19 death toll rises to 73 in the state.

Ganduje made the disclosure during a media parley on the second wave of the covid-19 pandemic in the state. He said about 1,000 youths will be engaged to enforce compliance to the Covid-19 protocols in order to save lives of the residents. The Governor further said the covid-19 marshals which will soon be launched and are expected to work closely with other security agencies to enforce compliance to Covid-19 protocols in the state.

The governor added that plans were already underway to reintroduce mobile courts to try and fine violators of Covid-19 protocols in the state.

The Coordinator, Covid-19 Technical Response, Dr Tijjani Hussaini said within December and January, it recorded additional 19 deaths bringing the total to 73 deaths. Dr Hussaini said within the two months (November 22nd, 2020 and January 22nd, 2021) the state has recorded 957 new cases pointing at the obvious increase in cases.

Patsy Nwogu

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