Nigeria’s vice-president Yemi Osinbajo has tested negative to coronavirus, ReutersNG can report authoritatively.
Mr. Osinbajo’s result came out 24 hours after he went into self-isolation following fears he could have physically interacted with some persons who tested positive.
In a text message, Laolu Akande, media aide of the vice-president, said Osinbajo had undergone test for COVID-19 and that the result is negative.
”Good morning sirs and ma: have been inundated with calls on whether indeed the VP had undergone a COVID19 test and the outcome. Yes he has and results negative. An official tweet would follow. Thanks,” he said.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Mr Abba Kyari tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. According to presidential sources, the test for the president was necessitated after his Chief of Staff, Mr. Abba Kyari tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.
Kyari had travelled to Germany on Saturday, March 7th to meet with officials of Siemens in Munich on the Nigerian electricity expansion programme. He returned exactly one week later on Saturday, March 14th, but did not show any symptoms.
He 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. Also, Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, tested positive for coronavirus