Bola Tinubu, the nationwide chief of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has examined detrimental for coronavirus.
Tinubu in a press release issued by his media workplace stated he took the check following the dying of his well-respected and beloved Chief Safety Officer, Alhaji Lateef Raheem who examined optimistic for the virus.
“NCDC medics took the sensible precaution of taking samples from his physique for testing to really decide the reason for dying.
“Right now, the check outcomes are again. The samples examined optimistic for Covid-19.”
The APC Chieftain whereas warning that COVID-19 is actual and a gift risk revealed that one among his aides examined optimistic.
“These of us who low cost it or declare it’s a fabrication do a grave and harmful disservice to the general public well-being.
Likewise, those that stigmatise individuals who could have been laid low with the virus additionally do a disservice by casting blame on the harmless and discouraging folks from taking the COVID check.
“We can’t defeat this well being menace by means of ignorance or by shaming each other. We will solely beat it by means of transparency, information and compassion. This, we have now realized first-hand.
“As a precautionary measure taken quickly after the dying of Alhaji Raheem, His Excellency Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, his spouse, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, and all their aides took COVID-19 checks Saturday, April 25.
The outcomes of the checks had been returned this morning. “Test outcomes for each Asiwaju and Senator TInubu had been detrimental. “The end result for one aide is optimistic, the remainder of the workers had been detrimental.
The one workers member has been remoted in accordance with NCDC tips. Additional contact tracing and COVID-19 checks are being carried out by the NCDC as regards to the kin and attainable contacts of that workers member.
He harassed that openness and transparency should be noticed if we’re to defeat this illness.
”There isn’t any home resistant to its entry. Contracting the virus mustn’t convey social or ethical stigma any greater than contracting malaria or a standard chilly.
“We can’t overcome this problem by appearing prefer it doesn’t exist or by attempting to hide that somebody could have it as a consequence of social disgrace.
The tradition of denial is counterproductive and can do nice hurt in our present scenario. “We should do all we will to include the unfold of the virus and to deal with these of us who’ve been hit by it.
“As you go about your day, we all know you should discover every day sustenance. But, please proceed to do all you possibly can to take care of social distance and to take all different public well being measures to guard your self and others.
“On this manner, all of us could contribute to halting the unfold of this harmful virus.”