A looming danger is expected in Kano as the newly established testing centre for COVID-19 has suspended its operation for lack of test kits.
Kano has ramp up 73 Coronavirus infections in just 10 days.
There has been mysterious deaths of over 150 people in the ancient city in the last three days, which many suspected to be coronavirus.
However, the Director of the Centre for Infectious Diseases Research, Amimu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), Isah Abunakar who confirmed this to Channels Television on Wednesday said the centre had run out of test kits.
Abubakar added that the centre would remain closed until new test kits were supplied from Abuja.
According to him, samples taken in Kano would be sent to Abuja for testing, pending the resumption of operation at the Kano testing centre.
During the temporary closure, the laboratory will be fumigated as part of routine bio-safety measures to ensure the safety of staff and the environment.
AKTH testing centre for COVID-19 was established a few weeks ago by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) to contain the spread of the deadly virus in Kano State.
Source: News update