By Boye Ajayi
Following the second wave of Coronavirious in the country, Women Affairs Minister Pauline Tallen has tested positive for COVID-19, reports Persecondnews.
She disclosed her positive status on Sunday in a statement.
Tallen said she took the test on the advice of her medical team following her interraction with individuals that later showed asymptomatic sign of COVID-19.
“Following interaction with individuals that later show asymptomatic sign of COVID-19, I was advised by my medical team to undergo the test and self isolate for observation over the past few days.
“This is to inform the general public that after undergoing a test carried out on myself and members of my family, my result returned positive while that of members of my family tested negative.
“Currently, I am asymptomatic and have gone into isolation during the period of treatment. Please keep me in your prayers and I implore you all stay safe and observe all COVID-19 protocols as we grapple with this pandemic.
“I urge you all to please take responsibility for yourself and your family in order to protect our dear country even more at this time,” she said in a statement.
Persecondnews reports that with the development, the minister has joined the long list of Nigerian politicians who had tested positive for COVID-19.
The virus had claimed the former Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, former Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, the recent 20 medical doctors, among others.
Also, Governors Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna), Dr Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Bala Mohammed (Bauchi), Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo) and lately, Babatunde Sanwo-Olu (Lagos) and others had contracted the virus and had defeated it.