Nigeria president, Muhammudu Buhari imposed a partial lockdown on the country just yesterday. Today, it has been reported that his Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari has tested positive to coronavirus.
The Nigerian President then took a coronavirus test and was declared negative by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), multiple local news portals have reported.
The coronavirus test for the President of Nigeria was carried out on Monday 23 March 2020 and the results delivered to the president “this morning in Abuja,” a Nigerian news portal reported.
Nigeria’s First Lady Barred From The President
After the President’s Chief of Staff was tested positive, the First lady was barred from the President for fear of also contracting the coronavirus.
Mallam Abba Kyari tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday after he had travelled to Germany on Saturday, March 7th to meet with officials of Siemens in Munich on the Nigerian electricity expansion programme.
He returned on March 14th but did not show any symptoms. Twenty-four hours later he started showing symptoms following which he voluntarily submitted himself for testing, the results of which were delivered yesterday. He has since gone into absolute isolation following the test result.
Below is a video of your favorite actress Funke Akindele popularly known as Jenifa in collaboration with the Nigeria Center for Disease Control bringing to you guidelines on how to prevent/protect one’s self from the coronavirus.
Here is a summary of coronavirus cases in Nigeria as of 24th March 2020.
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