Yola, 24 August, 2020 / 11:24 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Bishop of Nigeria’s Yola Diocese who has confirmed that he tested positive for COVID-19 has advised citizens of the West African nation to readily present themselves for the coronavirus tests when they are required to.
“Today I have been tested positive of COVID-19,” Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza confirmed Sunday, August 23 in a Facebook post.
Bishop Mamza who is aged 50 adds, “One lesson that I want people to appreciate and understand is that everybody has to make himself available for testing if need be.”
In the Facebook post, he confirms that he is in self-isolation under the care of medical practitioners and urges the general public to take COVID-19 preventive protocols seriously in order to help stop the spread of the pandemic.
The Local Ordinary of Yola is the first Prelate known to have contracted the virus in Africa’s most populous country where 52,227 cases have been reported, including 1,002 deaths and 38,945 recoveries.