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Sokoto orders school closure as two killed, 70 hospitalised

 

Due to the outbreak of gastroenteritis at the Government Girls College, Sokoto that led to the death of two students and hospitalisation of 70, the Sokoto State Government has ordered the closure of the school with immediate effect.


The Commissioner for Science and Technology, Hajia Kulu Abubakar, at a press briefing on Friday, said Governor Aminu Tambuwal gave the order.


“When the ministry got wind of the outbreak of the disease, we immediately contacted the Ministry of Health, and the timely intervention of the ministry manifested in reducing the death rate, else it could have been more than two,” Abubakar said.


She added that the Ministry of Water Resources would ensure the provision of potable water to all schools in the state.


ovu: Saturday, 27 March 2021 at 3/27/2021 09:31:00 am

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