By; DAHIRU SULEIMAN, Dutse
No fewer than 30 people were confirmed dead due to infection believed to be cholera in many parts of Jigawa State.
Confirming the deaths, the Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Health, Dr. Salisu Mu’azu they were recorded from about 2,000 patients that were already confirmed to have contracted the disease.
The Perm Sec directed the immediate release of drugs at three centres at Hadejia, Dutse and Ringim local government areas to enable the victims get urgent free medical attention.
He said other agencies such as UNICEF and Doctors without borders have indicated readiness to partner with the state in mitigating the scourge from further spreading.
Earlier, the COVID-19 task force in the state briefed the press that the state will not allow any durbar during the Sallah festivity.
The permanent Secretary of the state ministry of Health, Dr. Salisu Mu’azu said that the decision follows the directives from the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 against the dreaded Delta variant of the infection that is wildly spreading across the world.
He said the government has directed the continuous usage of all established COVID-19 protocols with the hope that the Delta variant may not have devastating effect on the people.