Coronavirus: 3 Covid-19 cases linked to Governor Nasir El-Rufai

Coronavirus: 3 Covid-19 cases linked to Governor Nasir El-Rufai

- Three suspected coronavirus cases have been reportedly linked to Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state

- The cases, who are workers in the Kaduna state government house, have reportedly gone into self-isolation

- But in what has created anxiety in the state, the whereabouts of the three people has not been declared

There is mounting anxiety in Kaduna as three cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic are said to have been linked with the state governor Malam Nasir El-Rufai.

Legit.ng recalls that Governor El-Rufai on Saturday, March 28, announced he tested positive to Covid-19 and went into isolation.

With the coronavirus cases in Kaduna standing on five (5) according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), there is panic in the state, with emerging reports claiming that at least three people might have contracted the disease from the governor.

Coronavirus: 3 Covid-19 cases linked to Governor Nasir El-Rufai

Three suspected coronavirus cases have been reportedly linked to Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state.
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According to The Guardian, the suspected cases are workers inside Kaduna government house also known as Sir Kashim Ibrahim House with close contact with the governor.

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The publication claims that though El-Rufai has been receiving treatment, the whereabouts of the three other suspected cases are still unknown.

Meanwhile, wife of Kaduna governor, Hajia Hadiza Isma El-Rufai, announced that her Covid-19 test result came out negative.

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported that the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has demanded that the federal government of Nigeria provide details of how the donations made towards the fight against the coronavirus pandemic is being spent.

SERAP announced on its official Twitter handle on Sunday, April 5, that it had submitted two Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to the Nigerian government demanding to know how the funds donated by well-meaning Nigerians, international bodies, religious groups and countries to kick COVID-19 out of Nigeria is being used.

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The civil society organization also faulted the current methods of sharing the funds that are being employed by the federal government. SERAP notes that electronic transfers were better than physical cash sharing as is being done.

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