Kano State Government, on Friday, raised the alarm over community transmission of COVID-19 as the virus spreads across seven local government areas, reports Punch.
The state coordinator of the Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Tijjani Useni, who raised the alarm, told journalists that most of the 73 cases in the state had no travel history.
‘’The 73 cases was concentrated within the metropolitan city, Kano Municipal has 15, Tauroni has 12, Ugogo has 12, Nasarawa has 11, Dala has nine, Gwale had none, Fagge has three, while Kumbotso has two. Out of these 73 cases, some do not have history of travel and cannot remember who travelled and came in contact with them. There is evidence of community transmission of COVID-19 in Kano State,” he said.
Meanwhile, the state government on Friday repatriated another batch of 155 to Kaduna State as part of its renewed effort to check the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
The Commissioner of Education, Alhaji Sanusi Kiru, said, “As I am talking to you now, we are on our way to Kaduna where we will hand them over to the state government for onward transportation to their respective towns and villages.
From Kaduna we are going to four other states, including Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe and Zamfara,” Kiru said.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje had recently announced the deportation of almajiris as part of the steps taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.