The Honourable Commissioner of Communications and Re-Orientation, Barr. Danjuma Adamu.

One of the 80 Almajiris deported by Nasarawa State government to Taraba state last week has tested positive to COVID-19.

This is even as the State task-force committee on COVID-19 has said six patients who have tested negative twice have been discharged from the isolation centres in Jalingo, the state capital.

Commissioner for Information and Re-Orientation, Barr. Danjuma disclosed this while briefing journalists in Jalingo.

Adamu said the state initially rejected the Almajiri’s sent to the state by the Nasarawa state government, but decided to receive the Amajiris and quarantined them.

“We took samples of all the 80 Almajiris and sent to Abuja for testing and one of the samples tested positive, while the result of the remaining is still being awaited.

“We have another positive case from Wukari local government and efforts are being made to bring the patient to Jalingo.

“The good news however is that six of the patients being treated in our isolation centre have tested negative twice and have been discharged,” he said.