Kaduna commissioner for health tests positive for Covid-19
NEWSMAN, Kaduna – Kaduna State Commissioner for Health Amina Mohammed-Baloni has tested positive for COVID-19.
Baloni disclosed this on her Twitter handle on Friday, adding that she has gone into isolation.
“Following notification that I have tested positive for COVID-19, I have proceeded into isolation for the necessary treatment, she wrote.
“I look forward to a quick and complete recovery from this infection,” she added.
“I appeal to everyone to observe the simple public health measures and COVID-19 prevention protocols such as the use of facemasks in public; frequent washing of hands with soap and running water or use of sanitisers; and avoiding large gatherings or crowded places.”
Recall that, the Governor of the state Nasir El-Rufai had last year contracted the disease and went into isolation.
Meanwhile, Kaduna State on Friday recorded 35 new cases of the virus. The State has also recorded a total of 5752 cases.
Nigeria also reported a total of 1544 new COVID-19 infections in the country.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced that twelve persons died in the last 24 hours.