President Muhammadu Buhari has tested negative to the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus), following a test that was carried out yesterday on him by the Nige
President Muhammadu Buhari has tested negative to the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus), following a test that was carried out yesterday on him by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The test for the president became necessary after his Chief of Staff, 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. Subsequently, he voluntarily submitted himself for testing and was informed of his status yesterday.
Kyari has however gone into absolute isolation following the test result. He is however hale and hearty and is showing no symptoms apart from the occasional cough.