The government of Kaduna says two police officers and 65 almajiri children are among the 72 active cases receiving treatment for COVID-19 in the state.
In a statement on Monday, Muyiwa Adekeye, special adviser on media to Nasir el-Rufai, the governor, said seven of the cases have a history of travels outside the state.
Adekeye said since the state recorded its index case in March, eight patients have been discharged while one has died.
According to him, the state has so far recorded a total of 81 cases.
“As it continues its effort to prevent community transmission, the State Standing Committee on Covid-19 appeals to citizens to report any person who they know has sneaked into the state,” he said.
“Such persons are violating the state’s Quarantine Orders as well as the nationwide prohibition of interstate travel by the Federal Government.
“Beyond illegal conduct, such persons are risking the health and lives of Kaduna State residents, by recklessly spreading the virus across state lines.
“Citizens who suspect that they have been exposed to Covid-19, should act responsibly, avoid infecting others, contact health officials and isolate themselves until the authorities come to see them.
“Such persons are urged to readily volunteer all relevant information on their health, travel history and contacts.”
Adekeye added that it is the responsibility of everyone to protect themselves from COVID-19.