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Kano: 193 Almajiris test positive for COVID-19 as deportation continues


KANO, Nigeria – The State Government has revealed that 193 Almjiris have tested positive for Coronavirus, further fueling the controversy surrounding the ongoing reparations exercise.

The State Commissioner for Education, Sunusi Muhammad Kiru, while briefing the media on Thursday said so far a total of 1500 Almajiris have been evacuated from Kano to their states of origins while the state received 400.

He said the state has banned the traditional Qur’anic Schools and anybody who wants to operate it must have a Dormitory for his Almajiris.

“A situation where an Alrama would come in with one thousand Almajiris without knowing where to even put them that system is over we will not tolerate such”, the Commissioner highlighted.

He said the Government is recruiting 60 Alramas to the state civil service, this he said is to give them a sense of concern.

The State Coordinator of COVID-19 Taskforce response team Dr. Tijjani Hussain said out of about 2000 samples they collected under the house to house testing done in Nassarawa local government, only one person tested positive.

This has contradicted the NCDC assertion that Nassarawa local government is amongst the local governments with a concentration of positives cases.

Dr. Tijjani Hussain worries that still there are some peoples in the State who do not believe that the diseases does not exist and refused to wear face masks.

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