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COVID-19: Eight Almajiri returnee from Kano test positive in Gombe

No fewer than eight  of the 48 Almajiri’s returned to Gombe from Kano have tested positive even as the state awaits results of samples taken from Almajiri’s returned from Bauchi, Nasarawa and Kaduna states.

This was disclosed by the State Task-force on COVID-19 which said that  the returnees who were kept at the quarantine facility in Amada Akko LGA has been moved to an isolation facility for possible management of their cases and that others who tested negative are quarantine and would be sent home after the second test and confirmation.

State’s commissioner for education Dr. Habu Dahiru added that the state is still expecting test results from others returned from other states. Meanwhile, the State’s commissioner for health Dr. Ahmed Gana disclosed that Gombe may  soon start discharging patients in isolation center as the first test of post isolation samples of patients has turned out to be negative.

He said: “Many of them have come out to be negative and within the next 48 to 72 hours we should start having results of the second testing and that will be the first batch of people that we are going to discharge from the isolation facility.”

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