The Adamawa state Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Most Rev. (Dr.) Stephen Dami Mamza, has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Mamza, who is the Catholic bishop of Yola diocese, is also a member of Adamawa state COVID-19 containment committee.

He announced his status yesterday, following a confirmation by Nigeria Center for Disease Control that the result of his test turned positive.

In a press release, seen by Nigeria Pilot, Mamza stated that he was positive and in isolation for the virus.

He said, “NCDC test result confirmed that I have contracted the virus, therefore I’m now in total isolation and on treatment.

“One lesson that I want people to appreciate and understand is that everybody has to make himself available for testing if need be.

“Don’t forget that testing positive for coronavirus is certainly not a death sentence; all the same, pray for me and all those on treatment.

“You can see, COVID-19 is real, so help to stop its spread by observing the protocols as outlined by authorities”, the cleric said.