- Kaduna government has given new updates on COVID-19 in the state
- Governor Nasir El-Rufai says 65 Almajiri kids among 72 COVID-19 patients
- The state has so far recorded a total of 81 cases of coronavirus pandemic
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The government of Kaduna has said that two police officers and 65 Almajiri children were among the 72 active cases receiving treatment for COVID-19 in the state.
TheCable reports that in a statement on Monday, May 11, Muyiwa Adekeye, the special adviser on media to Nasir El-Rufai, the governor, said seven of the cases have a history of travels outside the state.
Legit.ng gathered that Adekeye said since the state recorded its index case in March, eight patients have been discharged while one has died.
According to him, the state has so far recorded a total of 81 cases.
The statement read: “As it continues its effort to prevent community transmission, the state standing committee on COVID-19 appeals to citizens to report any person who they know has sneaked into the state.
“Such persons are violating the state’s quarantine orders as well as the nationwide prohibition of interstate travel by the federal government. Beyond illegal conduct, such persons are risking the health and lives of Kaduna state residents, by recklessly spreading the virus across state lines.
“Citizens who suspect that they have been exposed to COVID-19, should act responsibly, avoid infecting others, contact health officials and isolate themselves until the authorities come to see them. Such persons are urged to readily volunteer all relevant information on their health, travel history and contacts.”
Adekeye added that it is the responsibility of everyone to protect themselves from COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari directed the presidential task force on COVID-19 to pick up COVID-Organics, Madagascar’s self-proclaimed, plant-based “remedy” for coronavirus.
It was reported that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, broke the news at the daily briefing of the task force, which he heads on Monday, May 11.
He said Madagascar donated some of the products to Nigeria through Guinea-Bissau and arrangements were being made to pick them up.
Mustapha said the president directed that the products be subjected to the validation process after they have been picked up.
In another report, following the spike in the cases of coronavirus across the country, the federal government announced that all schools across levels remain closed.
It was reported that the government made this known through a circular dated Friday, May 8, channelled to heads of commissions and regulatory bodies in the education sector.
The ministry of education, through the memo, warned the authorities across education levels to dismiss the trending fake news that there has been an order for the reopening of the schools.
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