192 Almajiri children has tested positive for COVID-19, the Kano state government confirms.
The resent development was revealed by the state Commissioner for Education, Muhammad Kiru while briefing newsmen in the state house on Thursday.
According to Kiru, some of the Almajiris who tested positive are among those returned from 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,” he said.
Thew commissioner also noted that all Almajiri schools within the state had been closed down pending the opening of schools in the country.