Defence News NG
Health

11 out of 33 almajiris from Kaduna test positive for COVID-19 in Sokoto

The Sokoto State government has confirmed that eleven out of the 33 almajiris deported from Kaduna State have tested positive for COVID-19.

The announcement was made in a statement by the states Ministry of Health and posted on its Twitter handle on Saturday.

“Sokoto State task force on COVID-19 received 33 repatriated almajiris on 4th June 2020 from Zaria, Kaduna State,” It said.

“All the 33 almajiris are currently quarantined at the State NYSC orientation camp, Wamakko. On their date of arrival, all their samples were collected.

“Unfortunately, 11 out of 33 samples collected tested POSITIVE for COVID-19.

“The public, particularly Sokoto State people should note that these almajiris had not made contact with their families.

“The state government will collaborate with the Kaduna State government to ensure effective contact tracing at the almajiris School in Zaria where these almajiris came from.”

Recall that the Sokoto Government had on Thursday announced that the state had been declared coronavirus free following the discharge of the last five patients from the isolation centre.

Also Check Out:

COVID-19: 939 undergo home treatment in Ogun, Bayelsa, Katsina, others

Defence News NG

Africa’s COVID-19 cases over 175,000 – WHO

Defence News Ng

Expect ‘lengthy’ coronavirus pandemic WHO warns

Defence News NG

FG receives $22m COVID-19 supplies from UN, EU

Defence News NG

Symptoms of COVID-19 you may not know

Defence News Ng

NCDC approves A’Ibom PCR lab for viral testing

Defence News NG

Nigeria records 403 new cases of coronavirus as toll rises to 16,085

Defence News NG

Elliot, Giving.ng to raise funds for health workers

Defence News NG

Valentine: Curfew still in force in Cross River, says Gov.Ayade

Defence News Ng

2,430 virus patients decline to show up for treatment

Defence News NG

Rivers denies 82 health workers contracted COVID-19

Defence News NG

COVID-19: Ebonyi indigenes in diaspora pray for Gov. Umahi’s speedy recovery

Defence News Ng

Leave a Comment