Kaduna confirms 16 Almajiris deported from Kano are positive for coronavirus
- Kaduna state government on Thursday, April 30, announced sixteen (16) new cases of coronavirus
- This was disclosed in a statement by Dr. Amina Mohammed-Baloni, the state commissioner of health
- The commissioner noted that the fresh cases were Almajiris who were deported from Kano state
The Kaduna state government on Thursday, April 30, announced that sixteen (16) new cases of coronavirus in the state were Almajiris deported from Kano state.
Legit.ng gathered that this was disclosed in a statement by Dr. Amina Mohammed-Baloni, the state commissioner for health, and shared on Twitter by the state government.
Mohammed-Baloni explained that the COVID-19 result of the Almajiris' tests came out positive from the samples of 40 who took the test.
He went on to note that the rise in the number of positive cases with travel history from outside Kaduna confirmed the state government’s concern about coronavirus spreading from neighbouring states.
While stating that interstate travel is facilitating the spread of COVID-19, the commissioner noted that health officials were monitoring suspected cases reported to have sneaked into the state amid the travel ban.
This is coming hours after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said 196 new cases were reported in the country.
The health agency in a tweet on Wednesday, April 29, confirmed that Kaduna state recorded 17 new infections out of the 196.
However, the Kaduna health commissioner clarified that one of the 17 cases announced by the NCDC was a repeat test from a COVID-19 patient.
According to the NCDC's breakdown, 87 of the cases were recorded in Lagos, 24 in Kano, 18 in Gombe, 16 in the FCT, 10 in Katsina, eight in Sokoto, seven in Edo, six in Borno, and one each in Yobe, Ebonyi and Adamawa.
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Lagos state governor, Jide Sanwo-Olu, has given new directives following the national broadcast of President Muhammadu Buhari which effectively changed the lockdown status of the state.
The president who had in his broadcast directed a partial reopening of the state said governors are free to modify the directive based on their state's peculiarities.
In line with this, the Lagos governor on Wednesday, April 29, directed that all schools in the state remain closed while at the same time suspending all commercial motorcycling (Okada) operation.
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