Coronavirus: Buhari remains uninfected as Abba Kyari tests positive
The coronavirus test result of President Muhammadu Buhari is reportedly negative in spite reports that his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, tested positive to the virus.
According to reports, the CoS had developed a severe cough, one of the symptoms of the COVID-19 during a meeting on containing the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria all through Sunday.
Buhari was said to have subjected himself to be screened after result of Kyari’s test conducted Sunday came in positive on Monday.
According to reports, Kyari travelled to Germany through Egypt on Saturday, March 7 to meet with officials of Siemens in Munich on the Nigerian electricity expansion programme and returned with no symptoms.
Executive Chairman of Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Prof James Momoh reportedly accompanied Kyari on the trip to both countries.
According to statistics, Germany has 29,056 infections and 123 deaths while Egypt has recorded 14 fatalities from 327 cases.
Kyari had since his return to the country had held several meetings with President Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and even the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting without any symptom.
He was said to have voluntarily submitted himself for testing and was informed of his status Monday which prompted President Buhari to undergo screening for the virus.