The Kano State government said it has begun contact tracing of five almajiri children, who tested positive for Coronavirus in Kaduna State.
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The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Kaduna State government had on Monday, announced that five of the 195 almajiri children evacuated from Kano tested positive to the virus.
Kano State commissioner of education, Muhammad Sanusi, said the government will conduct contact tracing of almajiri schools where the affected children were evacuated to their states of origin.
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Sanusi stated that the decision followed a report by the Kaduna government, disclosing that five of the children evacuated from Kano to the state tested positive to the virus.
The commissioner, who is also the Chairman of the Almajiri Evacuation Committee, noted that the children were screened to ascertain their health status before they were conveyed to Kaduna and other states.
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“Although, before we evacuated those children to their various states of origin, we provided some medical personnel to check their health status.
“During the preliminary medical checks their temperature was normal.
“We have records of all the evacuated Almajiri children, we know which Tsangaya school they belong, therefore, we are going to trace those schools to stem the spread of the virus,” he said.
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The Kano government has evacuated over 1,000 almajiri children to Katsina, Jigawa and Kaduna States in the last one week.