From Mustapha Adamu, Kano
Barely two months after recording index case, the Kano state government has launched a website for COVID-19 pandemic.
The website, which was launched by governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje at the government house on Saturday was designed to avail the people in the state and beyond on the indepth information about the killer-disease.
Presenting the website before the governor, Engineer Mohammed Tahir, who designed the site said the platform was created to give more information on coronavirus to the general public.
He explained that the site, www.covid-19kn.info has 5 sections that include life statistics for Kano, Nigeria and the World, application form for suspected case, gallery section, feedback and visual section.
He added that the site was designed to promote the state government and helps the public to access information on COVID-19 and inform health authorities on any eventuality of suspected cases of the disease.
“This site is also designed to help the state government store data, not only for COVID-19, but when beyond. The visual section contains videos, audios and files which are downloadable for usage,” he explained.
In his remarks, Governor Ganduje said with the Website and the Home Base care management Kano as gone to the next level which is a breakthrough.
“Because we are in serious problems with the lockdown and the shortage of available resource, going into technology in management of the COVID-19 is necessary,” he said.
Ganduje said with the website anybody who wishes to know what is going on in Kano could access it easily, adding that the public would know how many sample collected, how many are positives and many other information needed.
He said the applications could be used to know who should be managed at home and who should go to hospitals, but worried that many peoples in Kano are still not following the protocols of theCoronavirus.
Appealed to Security agencies to ensure that people are using facemask because is highly necessary for every one to use them.
Governor Ganduje explained that the Website which is called Kano State COVID 19 Website”, is a life data for Kano, Nigeria and the world, it will promote the state Healthcare delivery and is a life statistics center for everything about Coronavirus.