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COVID-19: Kano Commissioner who was sacked for ‘celebrating’ Abba Kyari’s death tests positive

As the COVID-19 cases in Nigeria rises, former Kano State Commissioner for Works, Mu’az Magaji, has also tested positive for the disease.

Magaji took to his Facebook account on Thursday, May 7, 2020 to announce that he has tested positive for the virus that has infected over 3.6 million people across the world.

This morning my NCDC test is out. I have been confirmed COVID-19 positive and have been moved to one of the state facilities…pray for us!” he wrote.

Magaji was fired last month by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje for a series of celebratory Facebook posts he made in reaction to the death of President Muhammadu Buhari’s chief of staff, Abba Kyari, who died from coronavirus-related complications.

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The government said he was fired for his “unguarded utterances”, which he later apologised for, insisting that he was misunderstood.

Kano recorded 30 new cases on Wednesday, May 6, raising its total number of cases to 427, the second highest recorded in any state in Nigeria, just behind Lagos (1,308).

Below is the general report of COVID-19 results in Nigeria as of May 6,

195 new cases of #COVID19;

82-Lagos

30-Kano

19-Zamfara

18-Sokoto

10-Borno

9-FCT

8-Oyo

5-Kebbi

5-Gombe

4-Ogun

3-Katsina

1-Kaduna

1-Adamawa

3145 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria
Discharged: 534
Deaths: 103.

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