KANO, Nigeria – A total of 192 Almajiri children have tested positive for Coronavirus in Kano state.
The state’s commissioner for education, Muhammad Kiru, disclosed this during the COVID-19 briefing at the government house on Thursday.
He mentioned that part of Almajiris who tested positive returned from other states.
The commissioner added that the state has received a total of 244 Almajiri children and repatriated 1,183 children to other states.
“Since we began the repatriation of Almajiri, we have successfully repatriated 1,183 and have received 244.
“We fed them, gave them the required healthcare and got them tested where we discovered 192 to be positive and got them isolated.”
The commissioner further disclosed that all Almajiri schools in Kano have been closed down pending the opening of schools in the country.