Sixteen out of the 40 almajiris whose samples were taken for test have tested positive for COVID-19 in Kaduna State.
Kaduna State Commissioner for Health, Amina Baloni, said the 40 almajiris, whos e blood samples were taken are part of the almajiris deported from Kano State to the state in the wake of the ‘mysterious’ deaths ravaging the pyramid city.
Recall tgat the Kano State government had repatriated many almajiris back to their home states, including Kaduna, as part of the measures to curb the spread of Coronavirus.
Ms Baloni in a statement said that their test results returned 16 kids positive from the samples of 40 people, who took the test.
This comes hours after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, said 196 new cases were reported across the country.