El-Rufai becomes second governor to test positive for coronavirus 

El-Rufai becomes second governor to test positive for coronavirus 

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has tested positive for coronavirus and is in self-isolation as required by the case management guidelines of

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has tested positive for coronavirus and is in self-isolation as required by the case management guidelines of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

He said, “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 no 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 is the second Nigerian governor to test positive for coronavirus. Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed was the first to test positive to the virus.