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Breaking: Atiku Abubakar’s Son Contracts Coronavirus

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Breaking: Atiku Abubakar's Son Contracts Coronavirus

The son of Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice President of Nigeria and 2019 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has contracted the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).

Naija News reports that the former Vice President made this known in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Sunday night, March 22.

Atiku said the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has been duly informed and that his son has been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Teaching Hospital in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital for treatment and management.

The PDP Presidential candidate tweeted: “My son has tested positive to coronavirus. @NCDCGov has been duly informed, and he has been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Teaching Hospital in Abuja for treatment and management.

“I will appreciate it if you have him in your prayers. Stay safe, coronavirus is real,” the tweet read.

Meanwhile,  this is coming a few hours after the Federal Ministry of Health confirmed that Nigeria currently has thirty confirmed cases of the deadly coronavirus in the West African country.

The Lagos State Government on Sunday evening, March  22 recorded fresh three cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) with 2 out of the three cases returning from travel and one a contact of a confirmed case.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) tweeted: “Three new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Lagos, Nigeria. 2 cases are returning travellers and 1 is a contact of a confirmed case.

“As at 05:28 pm on the 22nd of March, there are 30 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. 2 have been discharged with no deaths,” the tweet added.



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