MINISTER DISCLOSES HIS CORONAVIRUS STATUS

The Minister of State for Health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, says he has tested negative for coronavirus.

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Mamora said this in a text message sent to The PUNCH on Thursday.

He admitted that he came in contact with at least one person who tested positive for the virus.

The minister, however, did not disclose the identity of the person he came in contact with.

Mamora said, “Following my contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, I went into self-isolation. Testing was carried out on me yesterday (Wednesday) and the result came back negative this morning (Thursday).”

The PUNCH reports that many ministers have gone into self-isolation since reports emerged that the President’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, and three of his aides tested positive for coronavirus.

Kyari also attended the Federal Executive Council meeting last week as well as meetings with All Progressives Congress’ governors.