Kano state commissioner for health Ibrahim Tsanyawa, has said that 2,000 almajiris have been quarantined by the government in its efforts to check the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

He told Channels Television that a team of experts have been trained to manage the almajiris at their quarantine centre in Kiru, Gabasawa and Karaye local government areas of the state.

According to him, team managing the almajiris comprised of medical doctors, nurses, community health workers and laboratory scientists, adding that the team would screen the almajiris at their camps to know their COVID-19 status.

He stated that those who are confirmed positive will be taken to an isolation centre for treatment while the negative ones would be reunited with their families.

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