Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has gone into self-isolation after a member of his immediate family and senior aides tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Kaduna governor made this known in a broadcast on Friday evening shared via his social media pages.
According to El-Rufai, he would remain in self-isolation as a precaution pending a COVID-19 test to be conducted on Sunday.
He said: “This is purely a precautionary move that complies with the standard COVID-19 protocols. There will be another update when the test results are ready.”
“I appeal to every resident of Kaduna State to observe and abide by the preventive protocols against COVID-19, especially wearing facemasks, avoiding large gatherings, practising physical distancing and washing their hands regularly.”
Recall that the Kaduna governor had tested positive for COVID-19 in March but recovered after some weeks.
In a related development, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has also gone into isolation following reported cases of positive COVID-19 cases recorded by a close aide.
This was confirmed in a statement on Friday by the Lagos Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi.
According to the commissioner, the aide, whose identity wasn’t disclosed to the public tested positive to the virus on Thursday, 10th December.
The Governor and other members of his team will be tested for coronavirus infection but will remain in isolation until their test results are confirmed.