Kaduna Governor Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has recovered from the deadly coronavirus.
After nearly four weeks of being in isolation receiving treatment, he said he now tests negative for the virus as shown by two consecutive negative test results. He announced this on his official twitter.
According to him: “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 test results.” El-Rufai was the index case in Kaduna, having been declared positive on March 28.
Speaking on how his family coped during his isolation, he wrote, “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.
“I wish to thank the diligent medical personnel of our Ministry of Health and the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital who managed my case for their dedicated and professional care.”