Senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu has tested negative to ccoronavirus, even as Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir Ahmed el-Rufai tested positive.
Malam Garba Shehu, in tweet today, March 28, said that he had to make the result of his coronavirus test public because of several phine calls he had received from friends, well-wishers and other Nigerians across the country.
He wrote: I tink it is only necessary that I ease the fears of my friends and relations with whom I made recent contacts about the coronavirus. Fake media had said all sorts of rubbish about me and the President I work for.
“My test proved negative for the virus. Alhamdu Lillahi! Notwithstanding , I advise everyone that we continue the isolation and work from home.”
This was even as Governor el-Rufai, himself, announced that the test carried out on him turned out positive.
In a statement today, which he also broadcast, the governor 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 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.”