- Zeenat El-Zakzaky has finally tested negative to coronavirus according to Nigerian Correctional Service
- In fact, the service claimed the woman never contracted the virus in the first place
- Also, the service appreciated Nigerians for adhering to safety guidelines as regards coronavirus
In what comes as a big relief for the Nigerian Correctional Service, the wife of Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, Zeenat El-Zakzaky, who is currently in custody has tested negative for Coronavirus.
The authorities of the Service disclosed that she and her contacts have no trace of the virus.
Recall that controversy followed news that she contracted the infection while in custody and the service insisted on conducting COVID-19 test in collaboration with the state government, her personal physician and NCDC.
Speaking on her negative status, Public Relations Officer of NCoS, Francis Enobore, says the Service is delighted that the test result which has been released turned negative for the virus.
“Happily, the test result has been released and the inmate, including her contacts, have no trace of COVID-19 virus.
“It is important to state with emphasis that Zeenat El-Zakzaky never contracted COVID-19 infection as was alleged.
Meanwhile, John Mrabure , acting controller-general of Corrections, appreciated appreciation to members of the public for their cooperation in obeying the restriction guidelines to custodial centres.
This development is coming after a Kaduna state high court dismissed a suit seeking to quash the charges filed by the Kaduna government against the leader of the IMN and his wife.
The defendants who were brought to court on Tuesday morning, September 29, 2020, amid tight security, insisted that they have no case to answer.
In another development, the World Health Organisation (WHO) did not shortlist Nigeria for the first round of supply of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine following the country’s inability to meet certain criteria.
Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa, said Nigeria does not meet the standard requirement of being able to store the vaccine at the required minus 70 degrees Celsius.