THE acting Secretary, Health and Human Services Secretariat, Federal Capital Territory Administration, Dr Mohammed Kawu, has tested positive for COVID-19.
According to a statement by an official of the FCTA Information Department, Wisdom Acka, a number of Kawu family members were also positive.
The statement said Kawu spoke on Thursday at the Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja, where he was receiving treatment, explaining that he experienced feverish condition 12 days ago.
This, he added, prompted him to take the COVID-19 test which turned out to be positive.
The heailth secretary was quoted as saying, “I want every Nigerians, as I’ve always told them in the media, to know that this thing is real and anybody can be infected, especially those of us that are on the frontline.
“The disease can be fatal and it is important that everyone follows all the extant guidelines of handwashing or sanitising, maintain social distancing, wearing of facial covering and staying at home.”