KDSG awaiting test result of 167 Almajiri children from Kano – Commissioner
Kaduna State government has announced that the testing of 167 almajiri children from Kano has been completed and their results being awaited.
The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Baloni, said this in a statement on Saturday
Amina noted with concern that the number of positive cases from this group may rise beyond the 21 recorded before the completion of testing for this category of persons.
The commissioner appealed to citizens who suspect that they have been exposed to Covid-19 to avoid infecting others. Rather, they should follow the safety protocol of isolating themselves at home and contacting health officials.
“Concealing relevant information and engaging in conduct that exposes others to the risk of infection constitutes a danger to the community and is regarded as wilful and reckless endangerment of the well-being and lives of other citizens. Such conduct contravenes the provisions of the Quarantine Orders and could lead to prosecution”.
“The Ministry of Health wishes to remind the general public of the importance of hand-washing, personal hygiene, social distancing and the avoidance of large gatherings in helping protect us all from Covid-19. Residents should wear facemasks when leaving their homes and should wash their hands when they return home”.