Fresh worries as ADC presidential candidate contracts COVID-19

Fresh worries as ADC presidential candidate contracts COVID-19

By Elsie Udoh

The recent upsurge of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria and other countries has raised fresh concerns among many, especially as the presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Dumebi Kachikwu tested positive for the virus.

Kachikwu revealed in a statement on Friday that he had contracted COVID-19 and that he was currently in isolation.

He also warned Nigerians to not take lightly the virus despite the relaxed prevention measures as infection rates have risen rapidly all over the world in the last few weeks.

“Nigerians must not let their guard down even though the Government has relaxed COVID rules. Our public health system can’t cope with the fallout of huge infection rates with attendant symptoms, especially at a time when our healthcare professionals are leaving the country in droves.

“We must increase testing and take all necessary precautions not to spread the virus. We must not allow political rallies to become COVID spreaders and reverse the gains made in combating the virus. We will survive the Corona Virus if we all remain vigilant,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has recorded 13 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria in January 2023, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 266,463 with a total of 3,155 deaths in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.


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