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FCT health secretary recovers from coronavirus

Mohammed Kawu
Dr Mohammed Kawu, the acting Secretary, FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat, recovered from the novel coronavirus.
He was discharged from the Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja, after he tested negative for COVID-19.
Kawu disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Sunday, shortly after he was discharged from the hospital.
About two weeks ago, Kawu had announced that he and some members of his family contracted the disease about two weeks ago.
While recounting his experience as a COVID-19 patient, he said that he had moderate to severe symptoms.
“I developed a chest infection, so I had to be on antibiotics for some days. But thank God, myself and members of my family do not have the symptoms any more and we have been discharged from the isolation centre,” he said.
He added the final tests conducted on them returned negative which prompted their discharge.
The acting secretary, however, warned against stigmatising victims of the disease.
“Even me, I was not spared. I heard that people around the neighbourhood where I live were spreading the news in fear. So we need to really work on the stigma issue,” he said.
Kawu reiterated that COVID- 19 was real, adding that anybody could be infected, warning that the disease could be fatal.
It is important that everyone follows all the extant guidelines of hand washing or sanitising, maintain social distancing wearing of facial covering and staying at home”, he said.


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