The Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has said that he is still in isolation after testing for coronavirus in March.

Mr El-Rufai who wrote on his twitter handle @elrufai said all stories announcing that he has been cleared of are lies.

“Earlier Wednesday 10 am-2 pm, I took a few hours during isolation to chair a virtual meeting of the State Executive Council. I haven’t been cleared of COVID-19 yet & will personally announce when confirmed negative. Ignore all fake news even if you like it,” Mr El-Rufai said.

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Reports have been circulating on different social media that Mr El-Rufai has been cleared of COVID-19.

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In jubilation on Wednesday, a resident of Kaduna, Baba Lawal, said he is happy for the governor.

When asked where he got his information that Mr El-Rufai is COVID-19 free, he told PREMIUM TIMES “he came across the message on social media and he shared it”.

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Meanwhile, the governor has said he will have to publicise it, like other prominent Nigerians had done, if he is cleared by the NCDC.

Governor El-Rufai had announced on March 28, that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

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