ABBA Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari has tested positive for the Coronavirus disease. The president on the other hand tested negative.
According to a report by This Day newspaper, the president and his Chief of Staff were tested on Monday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The report said NCDC has informed the president on the outcome his negative result this morning in Abuja.
It noted that Kyari had travelled to Germany on Saturday, March 7 to meet with officials of Siemens in Munich on the Nigerian electricity expansion programme.
He returned exactly one week later on Saturday, March 14 but did not show any symptoms.
However, Kyari 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 on Monday.
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.