Nigeria’s President, Muhammed Buhari Reportedly Tests Negative for COVID-19, while his COS tests Positive
According to THISDAY reports, Pres. Buhari has tested negative for the COVID-19 virus, following a test for the disease that was carried out yesterday on the president by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Reports has it that the NCDC has informed the president on the outcome of his negative result this morning in Abuja.
A presidential sources confirmed that the test for the president was necessitated after his Chief of Staff, Mr Abba Kyari, tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.
COS Kyari had travelled to Germany on Saturday, March 7th to meet with officials of Siemens in Munich on the Nigerian electricity expansion programme.
Which he returned exactly one week later on Saturday, March 14th, but did not show any symptoms.
Kyari was said to have been at a meeting on containing the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria all through Sunday, where he reportedly started to cough. Subsequently, he voluntarily submitted himself for testing and was informed of his status yesterday.
He has however also gone into absolute isolation following the test result. ThisDay reports that he is hale and hearty and showing no symptoms apart from the occasional cough.