Seyi Makinde Becomes Second Nigerian Governor To Recover From Coronavirus Covid-19

April 6, 2020
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Governor, Seyi Makinde has recovered from the (COVID-19) disease.

The governor, who tested positive for the COVID-19 on March 30, was among the three state governors in the country who contracted the disease.

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, and Kaduna’s Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, were similarly infected last month.

Governor Mohammed was the first to tested negative for Coronavirus on April 3, 2020, two weeks after testing positive for the virus.

In a statement on his Twitter handle, Governor Makinde in the late hours of April 5th, announced that he had received his second negative test result for COVID-19, making him the second governor to recover from the disease.

“I am deeply moved by your prayers and support throughout this period. I am so thankful. This evening, I received my second negative test result for COVID-19. I especially thank Prof Temitope Alonge, who acted in my stead as Head of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force.

“I am also grateful to all members of the Task Force for their cooperation during this time. I will be resuming my responsibility as Head of the Task Force from tomorrow,” he tweeted.

Meanwhile, Nigeria has recorded a total of 232 coronavirus cases, as of April 5, in 13 states and the FCT. 33 people have made full recoveries and been discharged, while five deaths have been recorded.

The virus has ripped through the world, infecting over 1.2 million people, and killing over 69,000. Over 261,000 people have also recovered.

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