Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has gone into isolation.
The governor made this known in a state-wide broadcast on Saturday morning.
According to El-Rufai, his decision to self-isolate was necessary as family members and senior government officials around him tested positive for COVID-19.
He said: “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.
“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.”
Okay.ng recalls that El-Rufai had in March tested positive to the virus but recovered after some weeks.