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FCT minister of state tests negative for coronavirus

FCT minister of state tests negative for coronavirus
March 26
15:17 2020
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Ramatu Aliyu, minister of state for the federal capital territory (FCT), has tested negative for coronavirus.

Aliyu disclosed this via her Twitter handle on Thursday.

She had earlier announced on Tuesday that she had taken the test and gone into self-isolation after coming in contact with persons who tested positive for the virus.

The minister said the decision to self-isolate “is because I do not want to compromise the lives of my dear residents, staff & colleagues”.

She urged Nigerians not to panic, while advising them to take all the precautionary measures needed to curb the spread of the disease.

“I am glad to inform all my family, friends, associates and colleagues, including the good people of FCT, that I have tested NEGATIVE to #COVID19 I thank Almighty Allah for good health and his infinite grace at these trying times,” Aliyu wrote. 

“I will continue to implore you all to take all possible precautions not just for yourself but also for your loved ones Please, do not panic! As a nation, we shall come out of this stronger&better STAY SAFE. STAY Strong.”

Nigeria has recorded 51 coronavirus cases across nine states.

According to Worldometer, there are 491,280 confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide, 22,166 deaths and 118,060 recoveries.

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