Coronavirus: Buhari’s Chief of Staff tests positive

Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, has tested positive for Coronavirus. is learning, Abba Kyari is seriously ill and confirmed to be infected with the deadly Coronavirus.

According to Sahara Reporters, a test conducted by the Nigerian Centers for Disease Control indicated that Kyari was positive for the virus, but President Buhari tested negative.

Reports say Kyari had been seriously “down” since returning from a trip abroad.

He visited Germany and Egypt and only returned this week.

Nigeria recorded its first case of coronavirus on February, 28,2020 when an Italian contractor flew into the country from Milan.

Nigeria responds to first coronavirus case in Sub-Saharan Africa

The country recorded another set of coronavirus cases, including a  six-week-old baby after a week.

Nigeria confirms five new cases of coronavirus, 6-week-old baby included

The country shut down five of its international airports after it recorded 22 cases of coronavirus

From Monday, March 23, the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in the country’s commercial capital, Lagos; and the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja was shut down.

Nigeria shuts down five airports to tame coronavirus scare

The closure would last through April 23, however,  emergency and essential flights could be operated from any of the airports within the period.

“Domestic flights will continue normal operations at all airports. Henceforth, all airports in Nigeria are closed to all incoming international flights with the exception of emergency and essential flights,” Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Captain Musa Nuhu said.




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