Coronavirus has continued to ravage Kano city following the death of three more prominent persons in the state within the last 24 hours.
The former Director Bayero University Health Services, Nasidi Nuhu; A journalists, Yusuf Wakili Yola; Kannywood actor Ubale Ibrahim, Kannywood actor are among the latest persons to have died in Kano.
Among the deaths recorded in a day are those of Aliyu Daneji, father of Sani Aliyu, national coordinator of the presidential task force; Khadijah Abdallah, wife of Kabiru Bayero, a former ambassador; and Tijjani Yarwa, a businessman based at Kwanar Jaba in Nassarawa local government area of Kano.
Kano has been hit by a wave of deaths since it recorded its index COVID-19 case in April.
Sabitu Shuaibu, deputy coordinator of the task force on COVID-19, had reportedly said 640 persons died in the state within one week.
The spike in deaths had made many residents panic, with rumors making the round that the deaths are from COVID-19 complications.
But the government dismissed the rumor, attributing the deaths to diabetes, malaria and hypertension.