From Yakubu Busses, Jos
Sixty- four persons in isolation with suspected cases of coronavirus have tested negative in Jos North Local Government area of Plateau State.
The Chairman of the Management Committee of the LGA, Shehu Usman broke the news at the Zango baki isolation centre on Bauchi road in Jos.
He noted that the suspected persons, among them Almajirai, had tested negative of COVID 19 twice and the result was confirmed by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Hon. Usman disclosed that out of another set of nine persons who are returnees to Jos North, eight tested negative while the remaining one awaits his second result of the test.
The Chairman stated that the council is committed to complementing the effort of the state government under the leadership of Governor Simon Lalong.
Hon. Usman used the occasion to laud all measures put in place by Governor Lalong to contain the spread of COVID 19 pandemic in the state and assured the leader of the Rescue team of the council’s readiness to support it at all times.
Mr Philip Eplong, Senior Information Officer of the LGA said the persons have “therefore been discharged and re-united with their loved ones, having spent some weeks at the Local Government isolation centre.”
While receiving the Almajirai on behalf of their families, a community leader of Hahi Zarare, Alhaji Lawan Yahaya along side an Islamic scholar, Alhaji Rabiu Mohammed, said the returnees are in good condition and pledge their resolve to ensure each child reunites with his family.
Responding separately on behalf of the discharged persons Mrs Atika Jamilu, Deborah Yilnap and Rasi Dayyabu said they are happy to be discharged and thanked Governor Lalong and the Management Committee Chairman of Jos North Hon.Shehu Usman for adequately taking care of them and for also giving them stipends to enable them reunite with their family.
The occasion climaxed with the presentation of clothes and footwear to each of the children.