Gov El-Rufai Recovers from COVID-19

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has recovered from COVID-19 after twice tested negative to the virus.

The governor disclosed this in a series of tweets on his official Twitter handle on Wednesday, thanking God for his recovery.

KADUNA UPDATE: “I am delighted to report today, that after nearly four weeks of observing a strict medical regime, I have now received the all-clear after two consecutive negative test results,” he wrote.

“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.”

Governor Ahmed El-Rufai of Kaduna State after twice tested negative to COVID-19.

According to Governor El-Rufai, his family went through trauma during his battle with the virus, and lauded them for been “supportive as usual.”

He also, thanked the Ministry of Health and the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital for their help, acknowledging the leadership qualities of his duty, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, who has been running the state.

Gov El-Rufai said that the commitment, competence and capabilities displayed by the Kaduna State Government in his four-week absence was clear evidence that the state has a public service to be proud of.

He also renewed commitment to ensure that the government keeps COVID-19 out of Kaduna and lower infection rates than expected through the stringent measures imposed in the state,

The governor issued another amendment to the Quarantine Regulations, requiring everyone in the State to wear a face mask when going out of the home or workplace for any reason.

The State Government would make the masks available, free to the poor and vulnerable groups, also encourage everyone that can afford to get their neighbourhood tailor to sew cloth masks for their use, he added.

Aminu Dalhatu (FRCN Abuja)

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