193 almajiris test positive for COVID-19 in Kano state

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A total of 193 Almajiris in Kano State have so far tested positive to COVID 19, the state government has confirmed.

Speaking at the COVID 19 press briefing held, Thursday, Kano State Commissioner of Education, Sanusi Mohammed Kiru disclosed that a total of 1860 were quarantined in three locations in the state, out of which 193 of them tested positive.

Sanusi who is also the head of the state government’s committee on the rehabilitation of almajiris, explained that 86 of them tested positive at Gabasawa Quarantine camp, 68 tested positive in Karaye while 38 tested positive in Kiru.

He expressed happiness at the initiative to isolate the almajiris in the state, adding that state efforts at tackling the dreaded disease would have been worse off if they were allowed to continue to spread the disease in these communities.



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