President Muhammadu Buhari has tested negative for the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus), following a test for the disease that was carried out yesterday on the president by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Mouthpiece NGR can report.
The NCDC has informed the president on the outcome his negative result this morning in Abuja.
According to presidential sources, the test for the president was necessitated after his Chief of Staff, Mr. Abba Kyari tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.
MouthpieceNGR on Monday reported that the Chief of Staff to the President urged the members of the House of Representatives who just returned to the country to report to the nearest Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) test centre with immediate effect.
Kyari had travelled to Germany on Saturday, March 7th to meet with officials of Siemens in Munich on the Nigerian electricity expansion programme.
He returned exactly one week later on Saturday, March 14th, but did not show any symptoms.
He was said to have been at a meeting on containing the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria all through Sunday, where he reportedly started to cough.
Subsequently, he voluntarily submitted himself for testing and was informed of his status yesterday.
Kyari has however gone into absolute isolation following the test result. It was gathered that he is hale and hearty and showing no symptoms apart from the occasional cough.
The outcome of the result has continued to create fear within the Aso-rock as to who becomes the next victim. Some already gone for test and awaiting results, Mouthpiece NGR gathered.