The Kaduna State government has confirmed that another 14 Almajiris repatriated from Kano State have tested positive for COVID 19 in the State.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai made the disclosure on Saturday.
In a statement by his media aide Muyiwa Adekeye, the governor said, “The State Standing Committee on COVID 19 has been briefed that 14 more positive results were recorded today from almajiris who were repatriated from Kano.”
“The Committee was advised that the figure may rise when test results that are been awaited are received.”
The state had earlier this week confirmed 20 COVID 19 cases among the Almajiris that were deported back to the state from Kano State.
The governor however said the repatriated Almajiris are accommodated in one location, and have not mingled with the community.
El-Rufai said the latest cases have increased the number of COVID 19 cases in Kaduna State to 41 with one death recorded so far.
“Most of these 41 active cases are Almajiris from Kano,” El-Rufai said.
The governor had ordered tracing of contacts and testing of residents after imposing 30 days lockdown in the state to curb spread of the pandemic.
“Citizens are encouraged to report anyone who sneaks into the state so that health officials can take swift action,” El-Rufai said.