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Gombe Speaker, 5 other legislators recover from COVID-19

Gombe Speaker, 5 other legislators recover from COVID-19

The Speaker of the Gombe State House of Assembly and five other legislators have recovered from coronavirus after their second tests returned negative.

The Speaker of the House, Abubakar Sadiq, disclosed this at a press conference in Gombe on Friday.

Sadiq said they were subjected to two tests and the second tests came out negative but they decided to complete the mandatory 14 days isolation in line with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) guidelines.

“ Sometimes last two weeks in the House, we decided to subject ourselves to the COVID-19 tests, samples were collected from all the honourable members, and the tests for six members returned positive to COVID-19.

“We accepted the results in good faith as indigenes who believe in what God as destined to happen and it has happened to us; we thank God for seeing us through this trying moment.

“We are here today because all of us have tested negative after the first tests; the follow up tests, samples were taken and all of us returned negative,’’ the speaker said.

Sadiq stated that though none of them exhibited any of the symptoms of COVID-19 but “as leaders of the people and people that respect government rules and regulation, we complied with all NCDC protocols.

He stated that when they tested positive to COVID-19, the medical personnel traced their locations, advised them to first isolate themselves which they complied with.

“They (medical personnel) took samples of our immediate family and those we have had contacts with, in the last one week. As God will have it, all the samples from came out negative,’’ he said.

He appreciated Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State for giving all necessary supports in the fight against COVID-19 and also the Gombe Taskforce on COVID-19 and all frontline medical personnel in the state for their supports.

The speaker called on the people to desist from stigmatising anyone who has recovered from coronavirus, adding “ it has been confirmed that once you have tested negative to COVID-19, you cannot infect others.’’

Gombe Speaker, 5 other legislators recover from COVID-19

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