I was the first case, infected 4 other people with COVID-19 - El- Rufai
- Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State who announced his recovery from COVID-19 recently said he got it in Abuja and infected four other people
- According to him, they have all recovered and are doing okay now
- Kaduna currently has 66 cases, six recoveries, and one death and the governor has said he expects more cases
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The Kaduna state governor, Nasir El- Rufai, has disclosed that infected four people with the coronavirus.
The governor who has since recovered, alongside these he infected, disclosed this while speaking on the pandemic at the 24th edition of The Platform, hosted by Poju Oyemade’s Covenant Nation.
El-Rufai, however, did not name those he infected, The Nation reports.
He said: “I was the first case, fortunately, I’d say, because it served to scare everyone about the reality that COVID is real, it’s not a joke.
“I was the first case, I got it in Abuja and I infected four other people, all of us are OK now, we are all back to our normal lives.”
As at 11:55pm May 2, 2020, Kaduna had 66 cases, six recoveries and one death.
The Kaduna governor is expecting more cases in the state especially from some of the almajiris recently brought from Kano state.
“We received 169 almajiris from Kano, and so far 21 of them have tested positive. We expect more to test positive.
“The spike in our numbers has largely been the Almajiris and other people that have come in,” he said.
According to him, the government has been successful in down and reducing traffic into the state.
The governor stated that the Kaduna government now has a N5 million life insurance package for each of the frontline health workers dealing with COVID-19. "Anyone that dies in this process, his family will get N5 million,” he said.
He said the state took extraordinary steps to get PPEs for health workers so as not to expose them to the virus.
“We have additional disability insurance for those that get sick and cannot work but are not dead. We are also giving special allowances to all health workers, as well as extraordinary allowances to those on the frontline," the governor added.
El-Rufai disclosed that the state is in the process of building a permanent infectious disease hospital.
Speaking in a Hausa live media chat with selected radio stations in Kaduna, some days ago, the governor had narrated the ordeal he endured in isolation while undergoing treatment for COVID-19 and how he contracted the virus.
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Legit.ng reported that El-Rufai disclosed on Tuesday, April 28, that he suffered serious headaches and fever within the first week of his isolation.
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