The Kano State Ministry of Health has confirmed five new positive cases of COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
This brings the total number of cases in the state to nine.
The state health ministry made the announcement through its Twitter handle on Wednesday.
The tweet reads, “Wednesday, 15th April 2020. As at 10:25 am, 5 additional cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in @KanostateNg @NCDCgov @FMICNigeria @dawisu @NOA_Nigeria @Chikwe_I @NphcdaNG
Kano State Government had earlier announced a total lockdown in the state effective from Thursday, April 16, 2020.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje made the announcement shortly after confirming the fourth case of COVID-19 in the state.
According to the governor, the lockdown will last for a week and within that period, all markets, mosques, churches are to remain closed.