Seven students of Government Girls Secondary School, Doma, Gombe State, have tested positive for COVID-19.
The Federal Government had permitted schools to reopen partially on August 4 for graduating classes to write their examinations.
Speaking yesterday, Commissioner for Education, Habu Dahiru, said the government had conducted 1,100 tests on the final-year students following their resumption.
The commissioner added that the seven new patients are also candidates writing the WASSCE, saying: “We gave preference to students returning from epicentre states like Kaduna, Kano, Yobe and Lagos; those places that have registered high cases of COVID-19. So far, we have tested 1,100 cases, out of which the first case from Government Science Secondary School