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COVID-19: Women affairs minister tests positive

..urges Nigerians to stay safe

The minister of women affairs, Pauline Tallen has tested positive to COVID-19.

The minister, in a statement on Sunday announced that she had gone on self-isolation after her interaction with individuals that showed asymptomatic sign of COVID-19.

“Following interaction with individuals that later show asymptomatic sign of COVID-19, I was advised by my medical team to undergo the test and self isolate for observation over the past few days.

“This is to inform the general public that after undergoing a test carried out on myself and members of my family, my result returned positive while that of members of my family tested negative.

“Currently, I am asymptomatic and have gone into isolation during the period of treatment. Please keep me in your prayers and I implore you all to stay safe and observe all COVID-19 protocols as we grapple with this pandemic.

“Please keep me in your prayers. I implore you all to stay safe and observe all COVID-19 protocols as we grapple with this pandemic. I urge you all to please take responsibility for yourself and your family in order to protect our dear country even more at this time.”
The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) had on Saturday night reported 829 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), pandemic outbreak in the country.
Since the beginning of the outbreak in February, more than 925,215 samples have been tested in the country.

One death recorded

The NCDC said that the new infections bring the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 83,576 which includes 70,495 discharged cases and 1,247 deaths.

The public health agency said that the country sadly recorded one additional death in the last 24 hours.

It disclosed that 256 patients were discharged after recovering from the infection from isolation centers across the country.

“Our discharges today include 113 community recoveries in Lagos State and 92 community recoveries in Kaduna State managed in line with guidelines,” it stated.

The NCDC said that the new infections were reported from 14 states and and the Federal Capital Territory, in the last 24 hours.

According to it, Lagos state had 296 new infections, while the Federal Capital Territory recorded 291 new infections, Kaduna, Rivers and Kano reported 79, 40 and 35 cases respectively.

Others states with new infections were Nasarawa-25, Bauchi-19, Benue-8, Borno-7, Edo-7, Oyo-7, Sokoto-7, Cross River-3, Jigawa-3 and Ogun-2.