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193 Almajiri test positive for COVID-19 in Kano



Kano State government has confirmed that about 193 Almajirai have tested positive for COVID-19.

  Kano State government confirmed this yesterday while directing the removal of lockdown; noting that house-to-house sample collection for Covid-19 test should be a priority henceforth.

  The state Commissioner for Education, Sunusi Kiru, said 1,500 Almajirai have been evacuated from Kano State to their states.

  Kiru while addressing the media stated that 1,500 Almajirai have been evacuated from Kano State to their states while 400 people were received into the state as well.

  He added that the state has banned the traditional Qur’anic schools, emphasising that anybody who wants to operate it must have a dormitory for his Almajirai.

   “A situation where an Alrama (Islamic scholar) would come in with one thousand Almajirai without knowing where to even put them, that system is over; we will not tolerate such,” the commissioner said.

  Kiru added that the government is recruiting 60 Alramas into the state civil service to give them a sense of belonging.

  The state coordinator of the COVID-19 Task Force response team, Tijjani Hussain, said out of about 2,000 samples they collected under the house-to-house testing done in Nassarawa Local Government Area, only one person tested positive.

  Hussain noted that this has contradicted the NCDC’s assertion that the local government is among those with the concentration of positives cases.

  Ganduje while acknowledging the unrelenting efforts of the frontline health workers, reporters and other stakeholders expressed satisfaction with the state’s progress in addressing COVID-19 spread.

  The governor directed all civil servants from grade level 12 and above to resume work from Monday, July 6 while all markets and motor parks be opened immediately.

  He warned everybody to observe the protocols of COVID-19 as directed by health professionals and government.

  The governor averred that he would not condone any street-begging in the state.

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