The new wave of COVID-19 pandemic recently announced by the Federal Government has gripped President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet member.
The victim, Ms Pauline Tallen, Minister of Women Affairs, disclosed her status, today, Sunday, December 27, in a statement.
This is coming barely two weeks after Major General Olu Irefin, General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division, had tested positive to the pandemic and soon died, while attending the Chief of Army Staff Conference, 2020 in Abuja, in addition to several other top Army officers who had tested positive after the confab.
According to Tallen, she took the test on the advice of her medical team following her interraction with individuals that were actually positive, but showed asymptomatic sign of the virus.
“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 those 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, even as I implore you all to stay safe and observe all COVID-19 protocols as we grapple with this pandemic,” she stated, adding, “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.” /SHARE THIS
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