The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has announced that he has gone into self-isolation after some of his close aides and a family member tested positive for COVID-19.
Announcing the development in a short video on Friday, El-Rufai explained that he decided to isolate himself as a precautionary move that complies with the standard COVID-19 protocols until he tests himself for the deadly virus on Sunday.
This comes days after the governor announced that the state was experiencing a gradual resurgence of cases.
PlatinumPost reports this will be the second time the governor will go on self-isolation, he had earlier tested positive to COVID-19 earlier in the year.
According to him, there was a 30 percent rise in daily COVID-19 cases in the state, which he attributed to people failing to adhere to the pandemic preventive protocols over the past few months.
He, therefore, appealed to residents to remain conscious of all the safety protocols including regular hand washing, avoiding large gatherings especially during the forthcoming Christmas season and wearing their facemask always.
As of Friday night, Nigeria recorded 796 new COVID-19 infections with Kaduna State accounting for 117 of those cases.
The total caseload in the state now stands at 3,703.