The Presidency has disclosed that contracting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is not a death sentence, POLITICS NIGERIA reports.
Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, made this known in a statement on Wednesday.
According to Adesina, persons infected with the virus would receive adequate medical attention from the federal government.
He cited the recovery of the index case to buttress his point, stating that anybody that tested positive should not panic as the virus was curable.
“We also will pray along with the persons, give them our goodwill and best wishes and they will surely come out of it. Even the index case of the coronavirus disease in Nigeria recovered and has been discharged.
“God that has shown us mercy thus far will continue to show that mercy. Anybody that test positive is not a death sentence, they will be attended to, they will be tested and they will be fine,” he said.