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Elrufai recovers from coronavirus after three weeks

“I thank Almighty Allah for His grace and mercy. I also acknowledge with gratitude the massive outpouring of sympathy, prayers and public support that followed the disclosure of the infection.

“My family not only went through the trauma of potentially losing a member, but also the risk of being infected as well,” he said.

He praised the medical personnel of the state’s Ministry of Health and the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital who managed his case.

He also praised his deputy governor, Hadiza Balarabe, for her reassuring leadership in his absence, and also commended all the officials managing the coronavirus outbreak in the state.

El-Rufai is one of three Nigerian governors who tested positive for coronavirus and is the last to recover. Oyo’s Governor Seyi Makinde, and Bauchi’s Governor Bala Mohammed are the other two.

El-Rufai was Kaduna’s index case, but eight more cases have been recorded in the state since his diagnosis. Five of them have been released, leaving the state with only three active cases that were announced on Tuesday, April 21.

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