COVID-19 in Kano: The First Phase of the Vaccination

Before the launch of the COVID-19 vaccination exercise in Kano state, there were concerns about its safety and efficacy. Hajara Abubakar, from Nasarawa local government, said,  “I don’t want to be vaccinated in this first phase, I’ll wait to see the outcome of others who have taken the vaccine I believe there is COVID-19 but […]

Implementing Home-Based Care Option for COVID-19 Patients In Kano State

 Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria has been managing confirmed cases in government-designated hospital-based isolation/treatment centres to ensure recovery of cases as well as to prevent community transmission. As the pandemic has evolved, there is an increasing number of people who are asymptomatic or present with mild symptoms. To reduce the pressure on […]

Second Wave: How the FCT COVID-19 Team is Tackling Response Fatigue

Amidst the renewed efforts in the fight against the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, confirmed recently by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), health workers and front liners in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) COVID-19 team, may have fallen under strain and fatigue. Since the onset of the second wave, the NCDC has […]

Mask Policy Enforcement May Help Boost Compliance in Kaduna State

Following the second wave of COVID-19 in Nigeria which resulted in another spike in the number of infected persons in the country, the Kaduna State Government took proactive measures to contain the spread of the outbreak in the state. According to the State Commissioner of Health, Dr Amina Mohammed Baloni, Kaduna began to record more […]

My COVID-19 Story: Prof Garba Habib

By Misbahu El-Hamza  Professor Abdulrazak Garba Habib is the co-chairman of Kano State Taskforce (KSTF) on COVID-19 which was constituted by the state governor on the 21st of March 2020, 21 days before the state recorded its first case. Incidentally, Professor Habib was the first member of the STF to test positive for COVID-19, on […]

Fighting Ignorance and Misinformation about COVID-19: The Kano Strategy

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered virus. It is a disease unknown to the world before the outbreak in Wuhan, China in December 2019. With little or no information about this novel viral disease, false and misleading information became rampant. The proliferation of this fake news especially on […]

From Managing COVID-19 to Contracting the Virus: A Survivor’s Story

By Medina Salihu The medical personnel actively managing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) do not have an immunity to the virus that exempts them from contracting it. They face equal risk as every citizen. Though they constantly take all the precautionary measures, some still contract the virus and […]

The Second Wave of Covid-19 Pandemic: How Prepared was Kano State?

The number of COVID-19 cases reported at the beginning of the first wave of the pandemic dropped rapidly towards the end of the year 2020. This trend was however reversed during the yuletide season (Christmas and New year celebrations) with many countries, including Nigeria reporting a high number of cases, signalling a second wave of […]