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I Could have Died of Coronavirus-says El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, has said he could have died of Coronavirus if not for his physicians, noting that he strictly followed their instructions while religiously taking his drugs.

The governor who recently recovered from the coronavirus revealed the virus is dangerous especially to the elderly people, saying he could not exactly say how he contracted it.

He disclosed this in an interview on the Hausa service of the state -owned radio, the Kaduna State Media Corporation, monitored in Kaduna on Wednesday.

He  said, “Despite the security  around me, I got the virus. This goes to show that the virus does not recognise any  personality.

“I can’t exactly say how I contracted the coronavirus. But I was in Abuja and had interacted with many people.

“I was assigned to chair committees by the government. I believe it was from these interactions that I got the virus.

“I’m truly aging. I’m a few steps above 60 and this disease is not kind to the old. I’m old; that is the danger.

“If one is above 50, one should be very careful not to contract the virus. To an aged person with other health complications like diabetes, hypertension, coronavirus will be very deadly.”

Responding to a question on why  he went back  to his clean shave looks, the governor  said his mother was against his new looks and asked him to shave.

The governor promised to deal decisively with any individual or group who attempted to disrupt measures put in place to check the spread of COVID-19 in Kaduna State.

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