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JUST IN: School resumption postponed as 42 dies after measles outbreak hits Adamawa



The Adamawa State Government has postponed the resumption of schools for the third term following confirmation of a measles outbreak that killed 42 children.

The disease outbreak was recorded in the Mubi North and Gombi local government areas of the state.

Confirming the outbreak, the state Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Felix Tangwami said all the 21 local government areas of the state, except Lamurde had been put on alert.

He said, “The outbreak was recorded in eight wards in Mubi and seven wards in Gombi local government areas of the state with the death toll of 42 out of 131 and 177 respectively of the affected persons.”

The Commissioner of Education and Human Capital Development, Dr. Umar Garba Pella, confirmed the closure of schools to on Monday.

He said, “Yes, we have ordered the closure of all schools – whether public or private at secondary and primary levels.”

“This order which takes immediate effect will last for one week as we monitor the situation,” Pella added.

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