- Sighs of relief have been ushered into Kwara state
- Covid-19 test of Governor AbdulRazaq AbdulRahman has come out negative
- The state deputy governor, Kayode Alabi's Covid-19 test also came out negative
Governor AbdulRazaq AbdulRahman of Kwara state and his deputy, Kayode Alabi, have tested negative to Covid-19, bringing an end to the tension in the state.
Legit.ng recalls that there was anxiety after aides to the deputy governor of the state tested positive for Covid-19.
Alabi, who is also the chairman of the technical committee on Covid-19, made this known, adding that the affected aides have been moved to the state's infectious centre at Sobi Specialist Hospital, Ilorin.
The development came after Alhaji Adisa Logun, the chief of staff to Governor Abdulrazaq, was reported dead on Tuesday, July 7, due to deadly coronavirus infection.
Logun's sudden death was announced and confirmed by the special assistant to the governor on new media, Fafoluyi Olayinka, forcing Abdulrazaq and his deputy to take coronavirus test in order to ascertain their health status.
But on Monday, July 21, Rafiu Ajakaye who is Governor AbdulRazaq's spokesperson, in a statement, said the result of his boss' Covid-19 test came out negative.
Ajakaye also added that Alabi's test also came out negative, sending a sigh of relief to the residents of the state.
According to him, a few workers in the government house tested positive and are being managed at the state’s infectious diseases centre.
Meanwhile, Kwara recorded 50 cases of Covid-19 on Monday and this apparently brought total cases in the northcentral state to 585.
In related news, Legit.ng reported that most of the deaths being recorded recently may be connected to the negative effects of growing self-medication among the poor, a group Pre Diagnosis International (PDI), has said.
PDI made this known in a paper issued nationwide as part of the collective effort to flatten the curve of the Covid-19 pandemic.
John Iguve, who is the PDI managing director, disclosed that Nigerians in the middle chain of the socio-economic strata have resulted to self-medication which is apparently leading to the deaths in the country.