By Babajide Okeowo
The Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen has become one of the high profile Nigerian to have tested positive for the coronavirus disease.
Tallen tested positive after a routine test conducted on her and members of the family and has now gone into isolation and is receiving treatment.
According to a statement she personally signed on Saturday, the minister said she was asymptomatic but was advised to go for the test which returned positive.
“Following interaction with individuals that later show asymptomatic sign of COVID19, I have been 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 to 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” the statement reads.
However, members of the minister’s family were negative.