COVID-19: Kaduna closes schools over upsurge of new infections

COVID-19: Kaduna closes schools over upsurge of new infections

- Schools in Kaduna were on Tuesday, December 15, temporarily shut

- The state government took the all-important decision due to the threatening rise in the number of COVID-19 cases

- The state's commissioner for education, Sheu Markafi, said those was are at high risk of the virus constitute persons in the sector

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Following the increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases, Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Tuesday, December 15, ordered the closure of all schools in Kaduna state.

Governor El-Rufai's decision was made public by the state's commissioner for education, Shehu Makarfi, The Nation reports.

Makarfi said that the state government's latest resolve will take effect from Wednesday, December 16.

COVID-19: Kaduna closes schools over upsurge of new infections
Governor El-Rufai has shut all schools in Kaduna over an upsurge in COVID-19 cases (Photo: @elrufai)
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The commissioner said that recent statistics reveal that the much-talked-about second wave of the virus has already started in the state.

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He added that the ministry of health in Kaduna has further confirmed that the new wave is rampant among persons within the age bracket of 10 and 35 years which accounts for the population in the education sector.

Meanwhile, the novel coronavirus disease, Covid-19, had claimed the life of Clement Bakam, a medical doctor in Kaduna.

Bakam's death was announced in a statement released on Wednesday, September 2, by Abdulsalam Abdulrazak, the public relations officer of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Kaduna. Abdulrazak condoled with the family and friends of the late doctor. gathered that until his death, Bakam was the programme manager of the Kaduna state emergency routine immunisation coordination centre (KadSERICC).

Abdulrazak said:

“On behalf of the chairman, I regret to announce the sad demise of our brother and colleague Dr Clement Bakam following complications of COVID-19.

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“Until his death he was the program manager, Kaduna State Emergency routine immunization Coordination Centre (KadSERICC)
“Our condolences go to his immediate family, friends, colleagues and ARD Kaduna. May God comfort us all.”

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