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Kaduna Health Commissioner Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Amina Mohammed-Baloni, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Health, has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a series of tweets on Saturday, Mohammed-Baloni said she had gone into isolation.

She wrote, “Following notification that I have tested positive for COVID-19, I have proceeded into isolation for the necessary treatment.

“I look forward to a quick and complete recovery from this infection.

“I appeal to everyone to observe the simple public health measures and COVID-19 prevention protocols such as the use of face masks in public; frequent washing of hands with soap and running water or use of sanitisers; and avoiding large gatherings or crowded places.”

Mohammed-Baloni had recently expressed concerns about the rising number of cases in the state amid a second wave of the pandemic.

Kaduna had new 35 cases on Friday, shooting the number of cases in the state to 5,752, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

By this figure, Kaduna State had the third-highest number of cases in the country, NCDC statistics showed.

As of the time of filing this report, the total number of cases in the country was 95,934.

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