Nuhu denies testing positive to Covid-19


Popular Kannywood actor, Ali Nuhu has denied reports that he tested positive to coronavirus. Nuhu in an interview with the BBC Hausa service monitored in Kaduna said it was unnecessary for Lagos state government and other health authorities to raise the alarm that he and others should be quarantined after they attended a film award ceremony in Lagos. He said guests present at the Lagos Film Award included those from Kenya, South Africa and other countries, but no alarm was raised over the pandemic. According to him ,”It has been almost two weeks now that we attended the Lagos event and therefore, I believed I am free of the COVID-19 which does not require such long period to manifest.” Besides, he said, they were asked to self isolate but no health official had visited them for any further action since then. He said the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) had said there was no need to conduct any test on them. He added, “The center for disease control has discovered that the person suspected to have contracted the virus, is negative, they asked us to self isolate, that they will come and conduct test on us but till date, they have not come, they must have known that this issue is a hoax.’ “The NCDC officials have asked us to continue with our normal activities.They said if we feel any strange development in our body,we should let them know.” It could be recalled that this development came on the heels of a call by the Lagos State Government for test to be conducted on those who attended the film award ceremony. It was earlier claimed that a guest at the ceremony had the coronavirus. Ali Nuhu and 4 other Kannywood actors reportedly, attended the ceremony on Saturday, 14th March, 2020. The other Kannywood actors at the ceremony were Ado Gwanja , Abubakar Maishadda and Hassan Giggs among others.

Daily trust

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