Unic Press UK: Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has tested positive for COVID-19, currently a pandemic that is caused by a strand of coronavirus known as SARS-Cov-2.
In a statement Saturday, El-Rufai said:
“Earlier this week, I submitted a sample for the COVID-19 test. The result came in this evening, and I regret to say that, it is positive. According to the protocols for managing COVID-19, I’m in self-isolation as required by the case management guidelines issued by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, that is, for someone that is no showing symptoms. I wish to appeal to the people of Kaduna State to continue to closely observe the preventive measures already announced by our Government. It is most important that everybody should do their utmost to stay safe, stay home and stay alive. The Deputy Governor is in charge of our COVID-19 Taskforce and will continue to issue statements from time to time.”
Given the latest update on its Twitter handle, there are 97 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria, with 1 person dead. In Nigeria, Lagos State is currently the epicentre of this deadly disease.
Eight new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 2 in FCT, 4 in Oyo, 1 in Kaduna and 1 in Osun State
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 28, 2020