The Kano State Consumer Protection Council has shut down a restaurant and a suya spot in the Kano state after the spread of Hepatitis B among their customers.

The council’s Public Relations Officer, Musbahu Yakasai, mentioned to the members of the press that the restaurant was sealed because of the spread of the diseases.

However, the Acting-Managing Director of the council, Baffa Dan-Agundi, also stated that the decision was necessary after some of the employees tested positive for Hepatitis B.

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Dan-Agundi explained that the action was taken to curtail the spread of Hepatitis B, especially among the customers of the two facilities. The affected eateries were located at Bompai and Maiduguri roads respectively.

“One infected person was identified at one restaurant, while six other cases were detected at the suya spot after tests showed that they were positive for Hepatitis B,” Dan-Agundi said.

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He called on all restaurateurs and suya spot operators in the state not to relent in checking the health status of their employees.

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