- Ramatu Aliyu, the minister of state for the federal capital territory (FCT), has tested negative of COVID-19
- Aliyu had on Tuesday, March 24, taken the test and gone into self-isolation after coming in contact with a patient of coronavirus
- The minister, however, urged Nigerians not to be panic and take all precautions very seriously
The minister of state for the federal capital territory (FCT), Ramatu Aliyu, has tested negative for coronavirus.
Legit.ng reports that Aliyu disclosed this via her Twitter handle on Thursday, March 26.
She had earlier announced on Tuesday, March 24, that she had taken the test and gone into self-isolation after coming in contact with persons who tested positive for the virus.
The minister said the decision to self-isolate “is because I do not want to compromise the lives of my dear residents, staff & colleagues.”
She urged Nigerians not to panic while advising them to take all the precautionary measures needed to curb the spread of the disease.
“I am glad to inform all my family, friends, associates and colleagues, including the good people of FCT, that I have tested NEGATIVE to #COVID19 I thank Almighty Allah for good health and his infinite grace at these trying times,” Aliyu wrote.
“I will continue to implore you all to take all possible precautions not just for yourself but also for your loved ones Please, do not panic! As a nation, we shall come out of this stronger&better STAY SAFE. STAY Strong.”
Nigeria has recorded 51 coronavirus cases across nine states.
According to Worldometer, there are 491,280 confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide, 22,166 deaths and 118,060 recoveries.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that in a move to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus that has forced many Nigerian states into partial lockdown, the presidency began intensive fumigation of the State House starting with the office of President Muhammadu Buhari.
It was reported that this was coming after the president's chief of staff, Abba Kyari, tested positive to the deadly virus.
The fumigation experts arrived at the Villa about 9.30 am on Thursday, March 26, to commence the exercise, which would cover the entire Presidential Villa including, floors, corridors, and major pathways.
In another report, the federal government is set to release N6.5 billion as an emergency intervention to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). This was disclosed by the finance minister, Zainab Ahmed.
She said that the FG would release N6.5 billion in two tranches (N1.5 billion and N5 billion) to NCDC. The minister he said this is an intervention fund to assist in the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 disease in Nigeria.
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