A sum of 193 Almajiris in Kano State have so far tested positive to COVID 19, as indicated by the Kano state government.
Talking at the COVID-19 press preparation held, Thursday, July 2, Kano State Commissioner of Education, Sanusi Mohammed Kiru unveiled that a sum of 1860 people were isolated in three areas in the state, out of which 193 of them tried positive.
Sanusi who is likewise the top of the express government’s advisory group on the restoration of almajiris, clarified that 86 of them tried positive at Gabasawa Quarantine camp, 68 tested positive in Karaye while 38 tested positive in Kiru.
He expressed joy at the activity to isolate the almajiris in the state, including that state endeavors at handling the dreaded ailment would have been more terrible off in the event that they were permitted to keep on spreading the infection in these communities.
He reviewed that so far the state has repatriated an aggregate of 1183 Almajirs to the remaining states in the area, for example, Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Gombe, Bauchi, Kebbi, and Zamfara States in accordance with the decision of the Northern Governors forum to end roadside begging in the district.
He further unveiled that the state government had set up three almajiri all boarding schools for the quick admission of the Almajiris of Kano State origin, saying that these schools are situated in Bunkure, Bagwai and Madobi Local Government Areas.