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Women Affairs Minister, Tallen, recovers from COVID-19

Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has tested negative for COVID-19 after being treated for the disease.

The minister made this known in a statement on Monday in Abuja, advising the public to comply with all COVID-19 guidelines to be safe.

Tallen thanked Nigerian women and the entire nation for the prayers “and unshakeable dedication to the plight of those declared positive of the coronavirus disease”.

Tallen, who was on New Year eve declared negative of COVID-19 by her doctor, rejoiced that she was part of the 2021 celebrations, and stressed the need for all to take responsibility for themselves and their families, to keep everyone safe.

She expressed commitment to promoting the speedy and healthy development of Nigerian women toward national development, as well as promoting the rights of the vulnerable in the society.

The minister had on December 27, 2020, disclosed her COVID-19 status on her Twitter handle.

She said that she went into self-isolation and conducted a test after interacting with individuals that later showed symptoms of the disease, and her test returned positive.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said Nigeria has recorded over 90,000 confirmed cases of the disease and over 1,000 associated deaths. (NAN)

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