*Malam Nasir El-Rufai beaming with smiles as a result his test that is negative
Thankfully, the Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has recovered from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) weeks after he contracted the dreaded disease. We gathered that his status is now negative. This is coming few days after some rumour mongers went to town with the frightening news that the diminutive governor was wheeled into the intensive care unit because his condition deteriorated. But the dogged governor quickly issued a statement from his sick bed, assuring his supports that he was recuperating very well.
Announcing this earlier today (Wednesday April 22, 2020), Governor El-Rufai said he had now tested negative twice to the virus after a four-week medical regime. He said: “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.”
Unlike the late Chief of Staff to the President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari, the Kaduna State governor was one of the early high-profile personalities in the country to have contracted the disease very early but have battled to defeat COVID-19, which has claimed over 170,000 lives globally as at latest reports from the World health Organisation (WHO). In Nigeria, COVID-19-related deaths is put at 25 by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).