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Nigeria Women Affairs minister tests positive for COVID-19

By Niyi Maraiyesa

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Minister of Women Affairs Dame Pauline Tallen has announced that she has tested  positive for COVID-19  and gone on self-isolation

Tallen in a statement made available to newsmen in Jos Plateau State she was advised to summit herself for COVID-19 test and isolation for couples of days after interacting with individuals which later resulted to the manifestation of asymptomatic signs of Covid-19.

The statement reads that “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 stay safe and observe all COVID-19 protocols as we grapple with this pandemic.

The Minister solicited for prayers and implored all to stay safe saying, “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.”


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