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FCT Minister’s Aides Test Positive For COVID-19

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Aides of the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Bello, have contracted the infectious COVID-19 disease.

According to the minister, those who tested positive for the disease have been taken to isolation centres across the nation’s capital for treatment.

Bello, who made this known on Twitter did not reveal the number of those affected. He said both he and the staff in his office had taken the test as part of routine precautionary measures.

He said he and many others tested negative while others’ results came back positive.

“As part of routine precautionary measures, I subjected myself & all persons in my office & official residence to the COVID-19 test.

“While the results returned negative for me & many others, a few people, however, tested positive.

“Those affected have been taken to isolation centres,” he tweeted.

The minister also reminded the FCT residents to always abide by the relevant preventive measures.

“Let me use this opportunity to once again remind all FCT residents that COVID 19 is real.

“The best prevention against the disease is to always wear your face mask, wash your hands regularly (or use hand sanitizers), maintain social distancing & avoid large gatherings,” he said.

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