Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has tested negative for coronavirus, 24 hours after he went into self-isolation following fears he could have physically interacted with some persons who tested positive.
In a tweet by Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to the President of Nigeria on Political Matters the Vice President results have returned negative. “Vice President Yemi Osinbajo tested negative,” he tweeted on Wednesday morning.
Mr Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the Vice President had on Tuesday 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.
As at Wednesday morning, the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria had swelled to 46 following the announcement of two new cases in Osun and Lagos by NCDC.
Obasanjo Donates His Hilltop Residence As Isolation Centre For Coronavirus
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has donated his former residence at the Presidential Hilltop, Abeokuta, Ogun State as an isolation centre for victims of the dreaded Coronavirus disease.
Obasanjo’s media assistant Kehinde Akinyemi who confirmed the development, said the 32-room apartment located off the Presidential Boulevard in Oke Sari, Abeokuta has been handed over to the Ogun State government for immediate take over. The apartment also has a standby generator.
“And I think those who can in one way or another assist in this situation should do so.”
COVID-19: Buhari’s Chief Of Staff, Abba Kyari Allegedly In Critical Condition In A UK Hospital
President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari is allegedly receiving treatment at a private medical facility in the UK after testing positive for Coronavirus.
Recall the viral leaked audio of a woman revealing the plans of the presidency to fly President Buhari and Abba Kyari out of the country to seek medical aid abroad as the health facilities in the federation can’t cater for the medical needs of the Nigerian leaders.
A report obtained from RootstvNigeria suggests that the CoS, Abba Kyari has been sighted at Wellington Hospital in London.
Wellington Hospital is the largest independent hospital in the United Kingdom, and part of HCA International hospital group.
The source further revealed that the “President’s Chief-of-Staff is receiving medical attention at Wellington Hospital but his medical condition is deteriorating having tested positive to COVID-19.” the source said.
Just after Nigeria recorded its first case of the deadly virus in February 2020, Abba Kyari had visited Germany and Egypt in company of the Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman where they met Siemens officials over the power deal signed with the company.