El-Rufai tests positive for coronavirus

Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna state on Saturday said he has tested positive to Coronavirus. News Agency of Nigeria reports that it is the first case of COVID-19 recorded in Kaduna state.

The governor, who made the disclosure in a statement he issued in Kaduna, said he has gone into self-isolation. “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 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,” El-Rufai said.