Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has tested negative for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Presidency disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday afternoon.
Speaking on President Buhari’s coronavirus test result, Femi Adesina, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, said the President’s “status is a thing of joy.”
On Tuesday, President Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari tested positive for the virus. The President was said to have tested negative but a report emerged earlier today suggesting that the President’s condition had worsen after the test.
However, reports that the President test result is coming out on a day Nigeria recorded two new cases ofcoronavirus in the country.
This burgeoning online news platform understands that the two additional cases were recorded in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city and Osun State which recorded its first case, a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Wednesday morning, March 25 by the NCDC revealed.
The NCDC said the cases are returning travellers to Nigeria in the last seven days. The centre added that as at 07:00 am March 25th, 46 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Nigeria, noting that two have been discharged with one death recorded