Sixteen almajiris repatriated from Kano State to Kaduna have tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Kaduna Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Mohammed-Baloni, who announced this today, said their test results returned positive from a sample of 40 persons whose test results were released.
According to the commissioner, the latest cases have raised the number of active COVID-19 infections in Kaduna from nine to 25.
She, however, said one of the 17 cases announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control was a repeat test from an existing patient and that their attention had been drawn to it.
The commissioner said, the Kaduna State Ministry of Health has confirmed the sad news that there are 16 new COVID-19 cases in the state. Adding that these new cases are almajiris who came from Kano.