The spread of Coronavirus in Kano may be worse than as anticipated, as fourteen more almajiri children, who were sent to Kaduna from Kano state have tested positive for COVID-19.
Amina Baloni, commissioner of health in Kaduna, announced this in a statement on Saturday evening.
Earlier in the day, Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi, also said that six almajiri children from Kano had tested positive for the disease in his state.
Baloni said the figure of almajiri kids already infected may rise as more test results were being awaited. Last week, she had announced that 16 almajiri kids from Kano tested positive for the disease in Kaduna.
She said in other to prevent the spread of the disease, all the almajiri children from Kano have been kept in one location so that they don’t mingle with people.
Baloni further disclosed that the installation of a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machine had commenced at the Yusuf Dantsoho General Hospital at Tudun Wada area of the state capital.
When accredited by the NCDC, the machine used for clinical research will increase to three, the number of COVID-19 testing laboratories activated in Kaduna during this pandemic.
She called on the people of the state to report anyone who sneaks into Kaduna so that health officials can take urgent action.