At least seven students of Government Girls Secondary School Doma, have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of students infected with the virus to eight in the state.
Gombe State Commissioner for Education, Dr Habu Dahiru, made this known on Wednesday.
Newsmen had earlier reported that an unnamed student of the Government Science Secondary School Gombe, who tested positive for the virus, began his West African Senior School CertificateExamination from the state isolation centre on Monday.
While visiting the unnamed student on Wednesday, the commissioner said upon the reopening of schools for graduating students, the ministry, in collaboration with the task force on Covid-19, had conducted 1,100 tests.
Dahiru revealed that the seven other students are also candidates of the 2020 WASSCE.
He said, “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.