Jigawa council reopens schools after cholera outbreak

Guri Local Government of Jigawa State has reopened schools closed due to the cholera outbreak in the area.

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The Education secretary Alhaji Sale Tata Alanjo announced this while responding to questions from newsmen.

He said the Education Authority had ordered the immediate re-opening of six schools that were closed as a result of a cholera outbreak in the schools.

Alanjo said the affected primary and junior secondary schools include Madamuwa, Zugo, Lafiya, Dolen Zugo primary schools, junior and senior secondary schools Lafiya.

He said the directives followed the successful defeat of the disease in the four villages where the outbreak was recorded.

He, however, advised parents to ensure that their children report back to school.

He commended the state, local governments and development partners for the supply of drugs to curtail the outbreak of the disease.

Newsmen reported that the Jigawa State Ministry of Health had confirmed the death of over 100 persons as a result of a cholera outbreak in nineteen local Government areas of the State.

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Updated: September 11, 2021 — 10:53 am

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