The Kaduna State government has revealed that some of its active cases of COVID-19 are 65 Almajiri kids and two police officers.
Muyiwa Adekeye, Special adviser on Media and Communication to the Governor revealed this on Tuesday.
Adekeye said seven other cases, out of the 72 active cases on admission, “are persons with travel history outside Kaduna state or their contact”.
“Since the index case was reported on 28 March 2020, the state has discharged eight patients and has recorded one fatality who died before his positive test result was received,” he said.
“Overall, 81 cases have been recorded in the state but the active cases are now 72.”
He warned of the dangers attached to illegal travelling by residents.
Adekeye said such persons are risking the health and lives of Kaduna residents by “recklessly” spreading the virus across state lines.
“As it continues its effort to prevent community transmission, the state standing committee on COVID-19 appeals to citizens to report any person who they know has sneaked into the state. Such persons are violating the state’s Quarantine Orders as well as the nationwide prohibition of interstate travel by the Federal Government,”
“They should not be allowed to spread sickness and make nonsense of the sacrifices the people of Kaduna State are making in enduring the tough but necessary measures announced to protect them.
“Citizens who suspect that they have been exposed to COVID-19, should act responsibly, avoid infecting others, contact health officials and isolate themselves until the authorities come to see them. Such persons are urged to readily volunteer all relevant information on their health, travel history and contact.”
“Residents should wear face masks when leaving their homes and should wash their hands when they return home,” Adekeye said.
“Keeping safe from this pandemic is the personal responsibility of every citizen. All of us must take steps to protect ourselves and our households from COVID-19.”