Tuesday, February 16, 2021

COVID-19: Zakzaky’s wife reportedly tests positive


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/RayyanAlhassan, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The wife of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, Zinat Ibrahim-El-Zakzaky, has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.

EL-Zakzaky’s son, Mohammed, disclosed this in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen.

He said: “Six days ago after a routine visit to the Kaduna State prison by my parent’s doctors, my mother complained of fatigue, fever and a complete loss of the ability to smell.

“The doctors decided to carry out a number of standard tests in order to understand what the problem was. Among the tests that were carried out was a test for COVID-19.

 “This was a routine procedure and it is important to understand that she has been denied treatment for acute medical conditions including severe arthritis of the knee for years now.

“The Covid-19 test came back positive. I imagined that due to the diligent way in which the prison management had been conducting and managing the facility, a Covid-19 outbreak would be extremely unlikely.

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“Because we have been doing our own due diligence and taking all possible measures at all times, we imagined that they were safe from the clear and present danger of Covid-19.

“To the best of my knowledge the prison authorities have also been doing the same.”

DAILY NIGERIAN reports that Mr and Mrs El-Zakzaky are still in detention at the Kaduna Correctional Centre.

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