Kaduna state governor, El- Rufai tests negative to Coronavirus


Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has tested negative to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The governor announced on Wednesday that he has now tested negative twice and received a clean bill of health.

He said, I thank Almighty Allah for His grace and mercy. I also acknowledge with gratitude the massive outpouring of sympathy, prayers and public support that followed the disclosure of the infection.

“My family not only went through the trauma of potentially losing a member, but also the risk of being infected as well,” he said.

El- Rufai also praised the medical personnel of the state’s Ministry of Health and the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital who managed his case.

He also praised his deputy governor, Hadiza Balarabe, for her reassuring leadership in his absence, and also commended all the officials managing the coronavirus outbreak in the state.

The governor tested positive for the disease on March 28, 2020, with worries expressed over his condition.

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