- Ayinde Soaga, the general manager of the Nigerian Television Authority in Katsina state, has tested positive for COVID-19
- The disclosure was made by his family, who said he is in high spirit
- The ace broadcaster also confirmed that he's in high spirit, adding that he will defeat the deadly disease
The general manager of the Nigerian Television Authority in Katsina state, Ayinde Soaga, has tested positive for coronavirus.
The family, who made the disclosure in a statement, said Soaga is in high spirit, The Eagle reports.
Legit.ng notes that the statement which was signed by Kehinde Soaga read: “The Family of Alhaj Ayinde Soaga, GM, NTA Katsina appreciates the numerous phone calls and concern raised about the report as regards his testing positive to COVID 19.
“We wish to confirm that he is in high spirit not bedridden as he personally called in the NCDC officials to carry out the test on him.
“Aware that the COVID19 is not a death sentence and believing in God for healing, we seek your prayers for a speedy and divine healing, which Almighty Allah gives."
Premium Times reports that the ace broadcaster has expressed confidence that he is going to survive the virus, as he has embarked on a two-week compulsory isolation.
In other news, five medical workers, seven almajiris and a four-year-old have tested positive for coronavirus in Bauchi state.
The disclosure was made by a member of the Task Force Response Committee on COVID-19 in Bauchi, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed.
The almajiris that tested positive for the deadly disease were among the 38 that returned from Kano state.
Mohammed said that the five medical personnel include; three medical doctors, a nurse and a community health extension worker who were all working in hospitals within the state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Brooklyn schoolteacher, Rana "Zoe" Mungin, had died from complications of coronavirus after she was initially denied tests, her family said.
The 30-year-old died on Monday, April 27, from the pandemic that has ravaged the world and brutalised New York City.
The deceased's sister Mia Mungin said Zoe showed her first symptom - a fever - on March 12 and went to Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn on March 15 but she was told that she could not be tested for coronavirus.
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