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65 Out of 169 Almajiris Brought Back To Kaduna Tested Positive For COVID-19 – El Rufai


The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has mentioned that 65 out of the 169 almajiris introduced again to the state have examined optimistic for the coronavirus.

The governor mentioned this on Wednesday throughout an interview on Channels TV’s Politics Right this moment.

“We acquired 169 almajiris from Kano, of Kaduna State origin, and we instantly quarantined them due to the scenario that we’re conscious of in Kano.

“Out of the 169 up to now, 65 have been optimistic for coronavirus,” he mentioned.

The governor had earlier defined that the Northern State Governors’ Discussion board had taken a call at a gathering three weeks in the past, that they’d put a cease to the almajiri system within the area.

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In accordance with him, a part of the steps taken was to repatriate all almajiris again to their states of origin.

“What we agreed on as governors, is that each state governor will take delivery of these almajiris and return them to their parents and ensure that they go to school”.

In Kaduna State, he confirmed that over 30,000 had been repatriated to their very own states.

“We have repatriated over 30,000 who are from other states in the north, back to their states and we are happy to receive any almajiri from any state of the federation that is indigenous to Kaduna State”.

El-Rufai, nevertheless, mentioned: “the one factor we request is that they need to be introduced in formally by the state authorities.

“They need to be delivered to the Kaduna State Authorities on a bilateral foundation, in order that we all know when they’re coming, we will put together to obtain them, we check them and so forth,” he added.

For the 169 who’ve been repatriated to the state up to now, the governor mentioned, the state is blissful to obtain them.

In accordance with him, they’d quickly be taken again to their dad and mom and despatched again to high school when faculties re-open.

“We’re blissful to obtain them, they’re being handled and infact two of them have already examined detrimental and they are going to be taken to their dad and mom quickly in order that they go to high school when faculties re-open.

“It’s a huge drawback however we’re blissful to obtain them as a result of it’s our obligation to make sure that they go to high school”.

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