Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufa’i has disclosed that, repatriated Almajiri children from Kano State account for 50 of the 59 active COVID-19 cases in Kaduna.
Governor El-Rufai disclosed this on his accredited Twitter handle on Sunday.
Kaduna State has 66 confirmed cases of the virus, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Out of the 66, six people, including Governor El-Rufai, who was the index have been treated and discharged while one case, a retired Civil Servant, who equally returned from Kano was confirmed dead on Saturday.
Kaduna State Government had Saturday evening confirmed 14 additional cases among Almajiri and later confirmed another 16 positive result from the pupils.
However, few hours after, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 31 confirmed cases of the virus in Kaduna on Saturday.
Giving further details on Sunday, Governor El-Rufai posted on Twitter that;
“COVID-19 Update: The Kaduna State Ministry of Health this evening confirmed receipt of 16 more positive results, 15 of them from almajiris. The state has now recorded 50 cases from repatriated almajiris. Active cases have risen to 59.”
The state is still under 24hours quarantine, while the Government has since blocked all the major entries into the State to prevent further inter-state travel.