Fourteen more Almajiri children, who were deported from Kano to Kaduna State have tested positive to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Kaduna State government said this on Saturday in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the Kaduna State Governor on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye.
The statement added the new positive results have increased active cases in the state to 41, with one death recorded.
The government expressed concern that more positive cases might be discovered as more test results were being awaited.
“Further progress on expanding testing capacity is being made by the Kaduna state COVID-19 Standing Committee,” the statement said.
It said that the installation of a PCR machine had commenced at the Yusuf Dantsoho General Hospital at Tudun Wada area of the State capital.
“The Standing Committee commended the people of Kaduna State for their sacrifice and cooperation in enduring Quarantine Orders that are designed to protect citizens from Covid-19, prevent the spread of the virus from other states and avert the nightmare of community transmission.
“This will eliminate both willful and inadvertent spread of Covid-19 by persons crossing state lines in breach of Kaduna State Quarantine Orders and the prohibition of interstate travel by the Federal Government.
“Citizens are encouraged to report anyone who sneaks into the State so that health officials can take swift action,” it added.