122 Almajiris repatriated from other states were on Monday diagnosed of having the coronavirus in Jigawa State.
The Jigawa State governor, Muhammad Badaru who made the disclosure said that 1,345 Almajiris were repatriated from Kano, Nasarawa, Gombe, Adamawa, Plateau and Kaduna states. He revealed that the infected almajiris represent 51 per cent of the state’s coronavirus cases.
“They were quarantined at the NYSC orientation camp. All of them were tested for COVID-19. At the end of the quarantine period, 122 of them were COVID-19 positive.”
He said the street kids who tested negative, were discharged after supporting each with clothes and N10,000 welfare allowance.
Badaru also disclosed to newsmen that the state government has rolled out a strategy to integrate almajiri and Tsangaya education into the mainstream education system.