The Bauchi State government Friday confirmed nine new cases of COVID-19 in the state.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Aliyu Maigoro, told journalists the results were sent in by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Thursday night.
He said 87 out of the 90 returnees from Rivers and Enugu States who were isolated in Destiny Hotel had been discharged, while three of them tested positive for COVID-19.
The commissioner said: “We have recorded nine new cases of coronavirus in the state, so our total update now is 38.”
Maigoro also said only one of the repatriated Quranic Education pupils (Almajiri) tested positive for COVID-19 contrary to reports that many of them tested positive for the disease.
However, he did not disclose the states that repatriated the Quranic students.
Maigoro added: “There was a rumour that many Quranic Education pupils tested positive for the virus, but only one of them was positive of the novel virus.”
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