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COVID-19: 16 Almajiri Children Test Positive In Jigawa

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The test result of the forty-five pupils out of six hundred  almajiri children who were brought from Kano state to Jigawa has been released earlier today

Naija news recalled that the 600 Almajiris were part of the over 1,000 Almajiris repatriated from Kano, Gombe, Nasarawa and Kaduna states.

However, speaking on the new sample test received The State Commissioner of Health, Dr Abba Zakari, said sixteen returned positive while others were negative.

Zakari explained that the 45 children were among the 607 Almajirai whose samples were collected for testing following their repatriation from Kano State.

He noted that the government was expecting the results of the other 562 also in isolation in Kiyawa Local Government Area of the state.

According to the commissioner, the 29 Almajiri children who tested negative would be allowed to go home and the sum of N10,000 would be given to each of them.

He, however, noted that the other ones who tested positive would remain at the isolation centre until they recover from the disease.

Zakari also informed reporters that the government was expecting another set of 93 Almajiri children from Plateau State.

He stated that just like the ones who returned earlier, they would be isolated and their samples would be collected to determine their COVID-19 status.

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