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ADC Presidential Candidate, Kachikwu, Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Dumebi Kachikwu, on Friday, revealed that he had tested positive for coronavirus.

In a statement, Kachikwu said he has suspended campaign for the February 25 presidential election and would be isolating himself from all public events.

He called on Nigerians not to take the coronavirus for granted as infection rates have risen rapidly all over the world in the last few weeks.

Kachikwu, therefore, appealed to the health sector to increase the testing and return to all necessary precautions that would help to control the spread of the virus.

”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 coronavirus if we all remain vigilant,” he said.