Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has tested negative for the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus), according to Thisday Newspaper. It was gathered that his test result came out yesterday after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) ran the test.
The NCDC informed the president on the outcome his negative result this morning in Abuja. The report gathered that the President was tested after his Chief of Staff, Mr. Abba Kyari tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. Recall that 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 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 hale and hearty and showing no symptoms apart from the occasional cough.