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Women Affairs Minister, Pauline Tallen Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen has tested positive for the coronavirus disease after a routine test was conducted on her and members of the family.

According to a statement she personally signed on Saturday, the minister said she was asymptomatic but was advised to go for the test which returned positive.

However, members of the minister’s family were negative.

The minister has since gone into isolation and is receiving treatment.

Read the full statement below;

Following interaction with individuals that later show asymptomatic sign of COVID19, I have been 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 undergoing a test carried out on myself and 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 during the period of treatment. Please keep me in your prayers and I implore you all stay safe and observe all COVID-19 protocols as we grapple with this pandemic.

I urge you all to please take responsibility for yourself and family in order to protect our dear country even more at this time.

Signed:

Dame Pauline K. Tallen OFR, KSG

Minister of Women Affairs

26th December 2020.

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