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Library, Sports, tourism institutions, two others turn COVID-19 isolation centres in Kano

By Monsuru Olowoopejo
In a bid to curtail the spread of coronavirus in Kano State, the Government has converted a Library, Sports and Tourism institutions and two other medical facilities to isolation centres for the state.
The five centers include Kano Sports Institute at Karfi, Hospitality and Tourism institute formerly Daula Hotels, Abubakar Iman Urology hospital, Murtala Muhammad Library complex and Nigerian Air force hospital.
Confirming the conversion, the state governor, Umar Ganduje, in a statement on his official social media handle on Saturday, hinted that the decision was taken to flatten the curve of coronavirus in the state.
Ganduje hinted that the Murtala Muhammad Library Complex would accommodate over 200 beds while the Sports Institute at Karfi has been prepared to accommodate an estimated 300 beds.
The governor said: “We are working fast to deal with the spread of COVID-19 in our great state with the conversion of some facilities in the state to isolation centers.
“The Abubakar Imam Urology Hospital, Murtala Muhammed Library Complex, Hospitality and Tourism Institute formerly Daula Hotel, Sports Institute at Karfi and the Nigerian Air Force Hospital will now house carriers of the pandemic going forward.
“I reiterate my plea for all Kano citizens to adhere to the lockdown rule. We need to slow down the virus and this is only possible with social distancing. Please stay in your homes”, he added.

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