El-Rufai Recovers from COVID-19, Tests Negative

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SWITZERLAND, APRIL 22 – Mr El-Rufai made the announcement in a statement and on his official Twitter handle on Wednesday.

“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,” he said.

The governor added that his family went through the trauma of potentially losing a family member and being infected, but remained supportive.

“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.”

While he commended the medical personnel of 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,” he said

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