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Sadly, Jigawa State records second COVID-19 death

Nigeria - Jigawa state on Sunday recorded second death of COVID-19. It was a case of a pregnant woman in Zareku ward of Miga local government of the state.

Reports from the state indicated that the woman is among the five confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state early last week. She died at the isolation center in Duste, the state capital.


A member of the state task force who confirmed this to news men said the woman bled to death as a result of miscarriage she had at the isolation center.
Meanwhile, a family member who requested for anonymity says, they have received the corpse from the officials of NCDC and have buried her in the village, according to Islamic rights .
The state currently has nine cases confirmed by the state commissioner of Health, and the chairman of the state task force, Dr Abba Zakari.
Meanwhile the Jigawa state Government so far identified a total of 950 non indigenes Almajiris leaving at 43 ‘tsangaya’ schools in Kazaure local government area and cordon to avoid mass contacts with the people in the area as part of measures curb the spread of COVID-19.
This was disclosed by the Special adviser to the governor on religious and chieftaincy affairs Alhaji Mujitapha Sale Kwalam said 950 almajirai would enjoy the free feeding exercise as directed by Governor Muhammed Badaru Abubakar.
Alhaji Mujitapha said this on Sunday while flagging-off the feeding exercise at the palace of the Emir of Kazaure explaining that, “all almajirai identified in tsangaya schools within the lock down local governments areas due to the covid-19 virus would be ‎fed by the state government”.
He said so far 70 bags of rice, 200 bags of millet, 3230 litres of cooking oil and cash worth N300,000 would be shared amongst the tsangaya teachers for the containment of the almajirai from begging around for food.
He said the step is to contain them within their tsangaya schools by preventing them from indiscriminate movements for food at houses thereby exposing them to infections.
While states in the Northern part of the country were returning ‘almajirai’ back to their indegent states‎, the Jigawa government is not only withholding them but also feeding them as long as the pandemic lasts.

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