President Muhammadu Buhari has officially tested negative for the novel coronavirus, Covid-19.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Presidency, on Wednesday.
Speaking on President Buhari’s coronavirus test result, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said that the President’s “status is a thing of joy”.
President Buhari’s test result is coming out on the day Nigeria recorded two new cases of coronavirus.
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 07:00am, March 25, 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: one in Lagos and one in Osun.
“Both cases are returning travellers to Nigeria in the last 7 days.
“As at 07:00am, 25th March, there are 46 confirmed cases of #covid19 in Nigeria. Two have been discharged, with one 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, officially from the Presidency.