Six almajiri kids from Kano among new COVID-19 cases in Bauchi

Six almajiri kids from Kano are part of the COVID-19 cases reported in Bauchi state on Friday, according to The PUNCH.

On Friday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced that 10 cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Bauchi.

Earlier in April, Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi, said about 345 almajiri kids were received from other northern states.

The newspaper quoted Rilwan Mohammed, chairman, Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, as saying all cases recorded in the state are returnees apart from the index case.


Mohammed reportedly said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 48 –with 42 active cases and six recoveries.

“We recorded 10 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bauchi State. The results were sent to me from the National Research for Veterinary Institute, Vom, Plateau State at about 11pm today (Friday),” Mohammed was quoted to have said.

“This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 48 with 42 of them active while six have already been discharged after they tested negative. All our cases are returnees except our index case.


“Six more Almajiri children that were returned from Kano State are among the results we got. There are seven Almajiris that are now positive (for COVID-19) out of the 38 brought in from Kano and they are on isolation at the General Hassan Katsina Unity College, Yelwa.”

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