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COVID-19: Atiku’s son speaks from treatment centre, says ‘fake news is very bad’

Mohammed Abubakar, son of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Thursday gave an update on his recovery from coronavirus.

The ex-vice president’s son tested positive for the disease about three weeks ago.

In a video shared by the father on his Twitter handle, Mohammed thanked Nigerians and his family for their prayers and support.

The man, who noted that he was responding to treatment, said he had anxiety, trauma and was nervous when he came to the isolation center.

In the video, Atiku wrote: “My son, @Mo_Atiku shares his experience with #COVIDー19. Together, we can learn from his experience and work to defeat this pandemic for our common good.”

Mohammed said: “On the 20 of the month I tested positive for COVID-19, later that night I was brought to the isolation center.

“I’m currently on my 12th day. I hope to be out soon, perhaps when my next test is taken and the results are favorable I will be on my way out.

“When I came in I was nervous, had anxiety, and a little trauma. It was a difficult few days especially being the first index case in Abuja.

“I think that way the main challenge but I grew stronger in mind. Thanks for all the prayers, goodwill from Nigerians, my family and God I am good in health.

“Another thing I want to take about is that fake news is very bad, it compounds your problem. Being from a political family I didn’t really feel the pain that much but for the vulnerable, fake news can affect their immune system. Be careful in spreading things that are false, It aggregates health conditions. In my case, even people in the state I live were conveying fake news about me but I’m not here to talk about that.”

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He further urged Nigerians to support each other and come together to overcome the virus.

He also called on Nigerians to pray for all health workers risking their lives to fight the virus.

“Let us comply and support the government so we can overcome this challenge.

“Lastly, let us pray for our medical staff. A lot of them are risking their lives. I see how they really get close to patients, they really need our support,” he added.

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