The chairman Christian Association of Nigeria Adamawa State Chapter, Catholic Bishop of Yola, Most Rev. Stephen Dami Mamza was tested positive of COVID-19 virus.
The CAN Chairman, who is also a member of the Adamawa State COVID-19 committee confirmed that in a press release today 23rd August 2020.
He said he was tested positive of the virus as shown by the result from the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC). And urges the general public to go for testing and take preventive measures seriously to help curb the spread of the pandemic.
“One lesson that I want people to appreciate and understand is that everybody has to make himself available for testing.
While I have taken the responsibility to personally call everyone I can recall having had recent contact with to go for testing, I advise anyone who has had close contact with me in the last 2 weeks and the public to go for screening and testing”
Mamza noted that testing positive for the virus is not a death sentence, furthermore urged people to pray for him and all who were tested positive of the virus.
In compliance with COVID-19 protocols, the Bishop has gone into self-isolation and already started receiving treatment.