President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has tested negative for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Naija News reports that this was disclosed in a statement issued by the Presidency on Wednesday afternoon.
Speaking on President Buhari’s coronavirus test result, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said the President’s “status is a thing of joy.”
Meanwhile, Naija News reports that President Buhari’s test result is coming out on the day Nigeria recorded two new cases of coronavirus in the country.
This was announced in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Wednesday morning, March 25 by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
According to the NCDC, 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.
“Two new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 1 in Lagos and 1 in Osun.
“Both cases are returning travellers to Nigeria in the last 7 days.
“As at 07:00 am 25th March, there are 46 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. 2 have been discharged with 1 death,” NCDC tweeted.
On Tuesday, the President’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari tested positive for the virus. President Buhari was said to have tested negative but a report emerged earlier today suggesting that the President’s condition had worsened after the test.
The rumour has, however, been put to rest with the emergence of a negative result for the President.