The Kaduna State Commissioner for Health, Amina Baloni, has revealed that 16 almajiris deported from Kano State have tested positive for COVID-19.
Baloni in a statement on Thursday said their test results returned positive from the samples of 40 people, who took the test.
“The new cases are among almajirai who were recently repatriated from Kano.
“The contacts of the new cases are being traced so that they can be monitored and tested if they meet the case definition.
“The new patients have been moved to the Infectious Diseases Control Centre, the state’s premier isolation centre,” the state’s Commissioner of Health, Dr Amina Mohammed-Baloni, said.
This comes hours after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said 196 new cases were reported across the country.