Seven students writing WASSCE in Gombe contract COVID-19

Sixty-seven active cases are in isolation, while 23 deaths had been recorded
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Students Writing Examination

Eleven students writing this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in Gombe State have tested positive for COVID-19.⁣
They have been isolated at the state specialist hospital from where they would be writing their papers under strict supervision.⁣

Confirming this yesterday, chairman of the state’s task force on COVID-19, Prof. Idris Mohammed, said out of the 11 cases, one from the Government Science Secondary School later tested negative after treatment and was reunited with his family.⁣
According to him, nine students from Government Girls Secondary School, Doma, a student of Government Girls Secondary School, Kumo, also tested positive.⁣

He said out of 11,220 people tested in the state, 684 were confirmed positive out of which 594 were treated and discharged.⁣
Sixty-seven active cases are in isolation, while 23 deaths had been recorded,” he added.⁣
The task force boss noted that the North East Development Commission (NEDC) had approved the establishment of molecular laboratory in the state.⁣

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