I am not yet cleared of Coronavirus — El-Rufai

El-Rufai said he is still positive for coronavirus.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

/ by National Pivot

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, has denied being cleared of Coronavirus, and called on Nigerians to disregard news claiming he is no longer a carrier of the contagious disease.

In a post shared on his Facebook page, the Kaduna State Governor said, "Earlier today, between 10am and 2pm, I took few hours during my isolation and chaired a virtual meeting of the State Executive Council.

"I have not been cleared of Covid-19 yet. I will personally announce when I am confirmed negative. Please ignore all fake news even if they are want you wish for.

"I am grateful to our team ably led by the Deputy Governor for keeping the agenda going without me. I am super proud of all our Commissioners, Advisers, Assistants security agency and other state government officials for a job well done."

El-Rufai had announced on March 28th, that his coronavirus test result showed he is a carrier of the virus.

"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," the governor announced on his Facebook page.

"According to the protocols for managing Covid-19, I am in self-isolation as required by the case management guidelines of the NCDC for a someone that is no showing symptoms," he added.

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