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COVID-19: Kano State Quarantines 2000 Almajiri Kids

In a bid to stop the further spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus in the state, Kano government has quarantined 2000 almajiri kids.

Aminu Tsanyawa, the Kano state commissioner for Health revealed this on Thursday, while commissioning the training for rapid response team saddled with the task of managing the children at quarantine centres.

According to him, the trainees were selected from medical doctors, nurses, community health workers and laboratory scientists to test and screen the almajiri kids at their camps in Kiru, Gabasawa and Karaye local government areas of the state.

Until this week, Kano state have continued to repatriate Almajirai kids to their various states of origin, after an agreement was reached at the Northern Governors Forum.

At rhe forum it was agreed that the Almajirai system be scrapped as it was no longer feasible and pose a future threat to the North in general.

However, some state governors in the nortb has continued to see their deportation as a burden, as many of the kids are said to be infected with the disease already.

Abdullahi Ganduje, the Kano state governor accused his counterparts of being ‘cry babies’, as the deportation was an agreement from their last meeting.