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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has gone into self-isolation following the positive test of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, for coronavirus.

This was made known on Tuesday by Osinbajo’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande.

Akande said his principal is self-isolating in accordance with the “protocols” of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

Naija News recalls that Abba Kyari had tested positive for Coronavirus however President Buhari tested negative.

The NCDC informed the president on the outcome of his negative result on Tuesday morning.

Mr Kyari visited Germany and Egypt and only returned this week, Egypt has so far registered 327 cases of the respiratory disease caused by the virus, including 14 fatalities, its health ministry said on Sunday.

The Chief of Staff returned exactly a week later on Saturday, March 14th, but did not show any symptoms.

He reportedly had a meeting on containing the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria all through Sunday, where he reportedly started to cough.

Kyari then voluntarily submitted himself for testing and was informed of his status yesterday.




Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.