Kaduna governor Nasir El-Rufai has gone into self-isolation as his close aides and an immediate family member tested positive for COVID-19.
On March 28, the governor went on self-isolation after testing positive to the virus.
In a short video message on Friday, El-Rufai said he would be tested on Sunday, promising to update the public on the outcome of the test.
“I have been notified of more positive Covid-19 test results of persons close to me, including an immediate family member and senior officials of the Kaduna State Government,” El-Rufai said.
“I am therefore in self-isolation and hope to be tested by Sunday. This is purely a precautionary move that complies with the standard Covid-19 protocols. There will be another update when the test results are ready.
“I appeal to every resident of Kaduna State to observe and abide by the preventive protocols against Covid-19, especially wearing facemasks, avoiding large gatherings, practising physical distancing and washing their hands regularly.”