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Badaru said the 600 students were a piece of the more than 1,000 Almajiri repatriated from Kano, Gombe, Nassarawa and Kaduna states.

Jigawa tests 600 repatriated Almajiri pupils for COVID-19

He clarified that all the repatriated students would be secluded for about fourteen days and tried for the COVID-19 preceding being discharged to their particular networks.

Jigawa tests 600 repatriated Almajiri pupils for COVID-19

“You’re aware that about 607 Almajiri were repatriated from Kano, 69 from Gombe and recently we’ve received additional 397 from Nassarawa and 41 from Kaduna.

Jigawa tests 600 repatriated Almajiri pupils for COVID-19

“All will serve mandatory quarantine for two weeks and will be tested for COVID-19 before they’re eventually released to their communities.

Jigawa tests 600 repatriated Almajiri pupils for COVID-19

“We’ve taken the samples of over 600 of them and they are currently being tested,” he said.

The governor added that the government had commenced the distribution of food items to Tsangaya schools in the state in order to feed the Almajiris.

Jigawa tests 600 repatriated Almajiri pupils for COVID-19

According to him, the gesture is to prevent the pupils from going out to beg, as well as avoid transmission of the infection in the state.

Jigawa tests 600 repatriated Almajiri pupils for COVID-19

“This feeding program will eventually cover all the local government areas of the state but it has been launched in Kazaure last week,” the governor said.