- The coronavirus tests of five medical workers, seven almajiris and a four-year-old have been confirmed to be positive
- The almajiris were among the 38 that returned from Kano state
- The health workers include: three medical doctors, a nurse and a community health extension worker
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Five medical workers, seven almajiris and a four-year-old have tested positive for coronavirus in Bauchi state.
The disclosure was made by a member of the Task Force Response Committee on COVID-19 in Bauchi, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, Daily Trust reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the almajiris that tested positive for the deadly disease were among the 38 that returned from Kano state.
Mohammed said that the five medical personnel include; three medical doctors, a nurse and a community health extension worker who were all working in hospitals within the state.
According to him, they have all been admitted.
In other news, as coronavirus continues to give the world a sleepless night, the federal government has said the planned evacuation of Nigerians abroad will begin this week.
The disclosure was made by the chairman of the Nigerian sin Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
Dabiri-Erewa, who made the disclosure on her official Twitter page, urged all applicants to check the various missions for updates and protocols to abide by.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Brooklyn schoolteacher, Rana "Zoe" Mungin, has died from complications of coronavirus after she was initially denied tests, her family said.
The 30-year-old died on Monday, April 27, from the pandemic that has ravaged the world and brutalised New York City.
The deceased's sister Mia Mungin said Zoe showed her first symptom - a fever - on March 12 and went to Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn on March 15 but she was told that she could not be tested for coronavirus.
Mia, who is a nurse, said: "I just feel like the health care system failed her on so many levels. The health care system failed us, something that I stood for for 20 years."
Zoe's condition was said to have worsened, which prompted her family to call 911 on March 19.
According to loved ones, even after Zoe got to Brookdale that day, she was again denied coronavirus test.
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