The Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari, has
tested positive for Coronavirus.
Kyari allegedly did not follow the due process of self-isolation as
directed by NCDC after he returned from Germany on the 14th of March
from where he had gone to have meetings with officials of Siemens in
He was said to have attended a meeting on Saturday in Aso rock where he
began to cough repeatedly and thereafter surrendered himself for
testing. He has now gone into self-isolation for treatment.
President Buhari is said to have tested negative to the virus. The test
on the President was necessitated after Kyari, who is also a close
relation of Buhari, tested positive.
Kyari, has is said to suffer from diabetes, a pre existing condition,
which may likely make his condition a critical one.
Kyari had been suspected to have contacted the virus since he fell ill
after returning from Germany. Germany has been reported to have recorded
29,056 cases and 123 deaths.