GOVERNOR Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State who introduced his restoration from COVID-19 final Wednesday has stated that he contaminated 4 folks with the virus throughout his personal interval of an infection.
Just like the governor, all 4 have recovered.
El-Rufai spoke on the pandemic on the 24th version of The Platform, hosted by Poju Oyemade’s Covenant Nation.
However he didn’t identify these he contaminated.
He stated: “I used to be the primary case, thankfully, I’d say, as a result of it served to scare everybody in regards to the actuality that COVID is actual, it’s not a joke.
“I used to be the primary case, I received it in Abuja and I contaminated 4 different folks, all of us are OK now, we’re all again to our regular lives.”
The state presently has 35 circumstances, six recoveries, and one loss of life.
He expects extra circumstances within the state particularly from a number of the almajiris not too long ago introduced from Kano State.
His phrases: “we acquired 169 Almajiris from Kano, and thus far 21 of them have examined constructive. We anticipate extra to check constructive.
“The spike in our numbers has largely been the Almajiris and different those who have are available in.”
He stated authorities has “been profitable in closing down our state, in lowering the site visitors into our state as each case within the state has been imported.”
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El-Rufai stated the state authorities now has a N5miilion life insurance coverage package deal for every of the frontline well being staff coping with COVID-19.
“We took extraordinary steps to get PPEs for our well being staff; we didn’t need to expose any of our frontline staff. We additionally insured their lives to the tune of N5 million, anybody that dies on this course of, his household will get N5 million,” he stated.
“We’ve extra incapacity insurance coverage for people who get sick and can’t work however usually are not useless. We’re additionally giving particular allowances to all well being staff, in addition to extraordinary allowances to these on the frontline.
“This is a chance to strengthen our public well being infrastructure. We’re within the strategy of constructing a everlasting infectious illness hospital. The one which we’ve is simply 16 beds.
“We’re constructing a 139-bed infectious illness hospital to be accomplished within the subsequent eight weeks. We’re constructing infectious ailments wards in every of our basic hospitals in every of the 23 native governments.
“This can be 20 to 30 beds in every native authorities. We realised from Wuhan that the way in which to cope with that is to hint, check, deal with.”
The governor whereas saying his restoration on Wednesday stated his household “not solely went by means of the trauma of doubtless dropping a member but in addition the chance of being contaminated as nicely.”
He urged the folks of the state to “do every part to keep away from publicity and stop the unfold of this illness in our cities and villages. We should now make the sacrifices of enhanced home hygiene, common hand-washing with cleaning soap, staying at residence, and avoiding crowds to defeat this illness.”