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16 almajiris test positive for COVID-19 in Kaduna



16 almajiris test positive for COVID-19 in Kaduna


About 16 almajiris who recently returned from Kano have tested positive for COVID-19 in Kaduna, ROYAL NEWS has gathered.

This was contained in a statement issued by the state’s Commissioner of Health, Dr Amina Mohammed-Balonion on Thursday.

She said that one of the 17 cases announced by NCDC on Wednesday was a repeat test from an existing patient.

‘’Test results returned positive from a sample of 40 persons whose test results were released on Thursday, raising the number of active Covid-19 cases in Kaduna State from nine to 25,’’ said Baloni in the statement.

“The high number of positive results from persons with travel history from outside the state confirm the Kaduna State Government’s fears about the danger of infection from neighbouring states and the role of interstate travel in facilitating the spread of Covid-19 across state lines,’’ the statement said.

“As part of the implementation of the preventive measures, our health officials are monitoring suspected Covid-19 cases who are believed to have sneaked into the state despite the ban on interstate travel.’’

16 almajiris test positive for COVID-19 in Kaduna

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“The Ministry of Health wishes to draw attention to the appeal the State Standing Committee on Covid-19 has made to the security agencies to accelerate the blocking of entry points into the state. Effective enforcement of the prohibition of entry into Kaduna State as outlined in the Quarantine Orders is clearly a key success factor in efforts to avert the nightmare scenario of community transmission.’’

“We wish to draw the attention of the public to the provisions of the Quarantine Orders and the penalties for any willful contravention. We appeal to the public to be vigilant and to kindly report returnees from states with high infection rates

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