The presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress, Dumebi Kachikwu, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Kachikwu disclosed this in a statement on Friday, while urging the public to be cautious still, as he claimed that the deadly virus, COVID-19 had made a comeback.
He revealed that he was isolating and had cancelled all public events till he received a negative report.
He called on Nigerians not to be careless during political rallies and activities towards the forthcoming general elections, because the Corona virus infection rates have risen rapidly all over the world in the last few weeks.
He said, “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 health care 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.”