About four weeks after contracting COVID-19, Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has recovered from disease having tested negative to the virus twice.
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Mr El-Rufai made the announcement in a statement and on his official Twitter handle on Wednesday.
The governor stated:
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.
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. The entire family has been supportive as usual, while my many friends and colleagues from all over the world have sent their prayers and best wishes.
Commending the medical personnel of the Ministry of Health and the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital who managed his case with professional care, the governor expressed happiness at the recovery of four other COVID-19 patients.
I am delighted by the recovery of four other COVID-19 cases who were discharged last week which was followed yesterday with the discharge of a fifth patient.
On Monday, we received the sad news of three more positive cases in Kaduna State. They will receive the best care that our dedicated health professionals can muster and we wish them speedy recovery from COVID-19.
The governor noted that the state has a lower infection rate than expected due to stringent measures imposed by the state government.
We cannot let our guards down. We are in dangerous times. This disease is a threat to our humanity, our lives and livelihoods. As someone that has experienced it, I will not wish it on my worst enemy.
We must reiterate that an infected person can show no symptoms as I did, for up to two weeks, while unknowingly infecting others close to him or even through casual contact.
He further admonished residents of the state to adhere to the health advisory issued by the Ministry of Health.