Dame Pauline Tallen, Minister of Women’s Affairs, tested positive for COVID-19 following a routine examination performed on her and her family members.
The minister said she was asymptomatic, but was encouraged to go for the exam, according to a post on her Twitter account @PaulineKTallen.
The tweet stated: “Following interaction with individuals that later showed asymptomatic signs of COVID-19, I was advised by my medical team to undergo the test and self isolate for observation over the past few days.·
“This is to inform the general public that after personally undergoing a test as well as members of my family, my result returned positive while that of members of my family tested negative.
“Currently, I am asymptomatic and have gone into isolation for the period of treatment. Please keep me in your prayers and I implore you all to stay safe and observe all COVID19 protocols as we grapple with this pandemic.
“I urge you all to please take responsibility for yourselves and family in order to protect our dear country even more at this time,” the minister urged.