- All cabinet members of Nasarawa state have gone on self-isolation
- The order was given by the state government on Friday, July 10
- This came as the attorney general of the state, Abdulkareem Kana, tested positive for coronavirus
Following test results which proved that the attorney general of Nasarawa, Abdulkareem Kana, has contracted coronavirus, the state government has taken a stern decision.
In a statement released by the state's commissioner for information culture and tourism, Dogo Shammah, the government ordered all members of the government's executive arm to go on two-week self-isolation, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Shammah said that this move is the best thing to do after it was confirmed that Kana attended a state executive council meeting, presided over by Governor Abdullahi Sule recently.
Advising residents of the state, the commissioner called on them not to respondent to the development with fear, but to apply caution in their daily activities so as to curb the spread of the virus.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Kana had tested positive for the virus. The report was confirmed to journalists on Thursday, July 9, by the commissioner for health, Yahaya Ahmed, in Lafia, the state capital.
Ahmed said: “Yes I’m aware. I can confirm that, however, he is in self-isolation at home and is in a stable and sound condition. We are taking care of him.”
Also, some cabinet members and other officials in Kwara state had proceeded on self-isolation following the death of Aminu Adisa, the chief of staff to the state governor.
The Kwara government had announced on Tuesday, July 7, that the chief of staff died of COVID-19 complications.
The Kwara state commissioner for communication, Henrietta Adenike Afolabi-Oshatimehin, disclosed that all officials who had contact with the deceased had gone on self-isolation.
Oshatimehin said the state government had ordered official meetings to be conducted virtually.
She stated that all government officials had been urged to avoid physical meetings and adhere to COVID-19 safety measures.
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