Updated: El-Rufai tests positive for COVID-19




Kaduna state Governor Malam Nasir el-Rufai has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The governor in a live broadcast said, earlier in the week, he submitted a sample for the Covid-19 test and the result came back on Saturday positive, adding that he has been in self isolation according to doctors order.

He said, “earlier this week, I submitted a sample for the Covid-19 test and the result came in this evening, and I regret to say that it is positive.

“According to the protocols for managing Covid-19, I am in self-isolation as required by the case management guidelines of the NCDC for someone that is not showing symptoms.

“I wish to appeal to the people of Kaduna state to continue to closely observe the preventive measures already announced.

“It is most important that everybody should do their utmost to stay safe, stay home and stay alive.

“The Deputy Governor is chairing our Covid-19 taskforce and will continue to issue statements from time to time.”

Kaduna had no previous case of Coronavirus, thus with the Governor’s positive test, he is the first case of the disease in Kaduna state.

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