- Buhari, Osinbajo Test Negative to COVID-19
President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has tested negative to coronavirus.
The two, who were said to be in contact with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, have now been cleared by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina, disclosed in a statement released on Wednesday.
Abba Kyari tested positive for the virus on Monday after a brief visit to Germany and the United Kingdom earlier this month.
Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to the President of Nigeria on Political Matters, in a tweet said, the Vice President tested negative to COVID-19.
“Vice President Yemi Osinbajo tested negative,” he tweeted on Wednesday.
Mr. Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the Vice President had earlier disclosed that Prof. Osinbajo has begun social distancing and self-isolation.
“VP Osinbajo yesterday at the office conducted his meetings via video conferencing while observing social distancing.
“Today, he continues his work from the home office, as he is in self-isolation in accordance with NCDC protocols,” he tweeted Tuesday evening.
The total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria rose to 46 on Wednesday, according to NCDC. While the total number of confirmed cases in Africa crossed 2,200 on Wednesday with South Africa having the highest number of cases, 709.