Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has recovered from coronavirus after testing negative twice for the virus.
The governor had earlier on his twitter handle announced his recovery on Wednesday, saying he was delighted to announce to have been cleared of the deadly virus.
El-Rufai tweeted, “I am delighted to report today that after nearly four weeks of observing a strict medical regime, I have now received the all-clear after two consecutive test results.”
Later in a broadcast to residents, the governor said he would not wish his worst enemy to be infected with COVID-19.
He also directed a mandatory use of face mask in the state.
The governor noted that his family went through the trauma of not only losing him, but being infected by the virus.
El-Rufai said, “My family not only went through the trauma of potentially losing a member, but also the risk of being infected as well.
“The entire family has been supportive as usual, while my many friends and colleagues from all over the world have sent their prayers and best wishes.”
He also commended the state Task Force on COVID-19 led by his deputy, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, during his four weeks long treatment.
The governor added, “We must all work hard to ensure that we keep COVID-19 out of Kaduna State. We have lower infection rates than expected due to stringent measures we imposed in our state, but we cannot let our guards down. As someone that has experienced it, I will not wish it on my worst enemy.”
The governor told residents of the state that everybody in the state must wear face masks while going out of homes or workplace.
El-Rufai said, “I have issued another amendment to the quarantine regulations requiring everyone in the state to wear a face mask when going out of the home or workplace for any reason.
“The state government is going to make these masks available free to the poor and vulnerable groups and encourages everyone that can afford it to get their neighbourhood tailor to sew cloth masks for their use.”