Gombe State Government said on Wednesday  it had begun reuniting with their families,  Quranic Education pupils (Almajiri) received from other states.

Dr Habu Dahiru, the State Commissioner for Education said in Gombe while giving update on COVID-19  that those being reunited with their families had satisfied the conditions laid down by the State Task Force on COVID-19.

Dahiru said the state had received 150 pupils from Bauchi, Kano, Plateau, Nasarawa and Kaduna States.

He said all the pupils returned to the state were quarantined and their samples taken for test, before being discharged or sent to treatment centre for those who tested positive.

According to him, out of the 150 pupils, 22 have been discharged after testing negative for Coronavirus and are  now being reunited with their families in their communities.

He said nine of them who tested positive  had been taken to the isolation centre in Kwadom, Yamaltu-Deba Local Government Area of the state.

“Of the 22 discharged and sent home, 11 are from Kwami town in Kwami LGA, while the other 11 are from Dasa in Yamaltu-Deba LGA.

“ We invited the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and handed them over to him, who in turn handed them over to chairmen of their Local Government Areas  for onward transmission to their parents,” he said.

Dahiru stated that the those still being quarantined pending the outcome of the results of their tests, were being taken care of properly.

NAN

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