Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari contracts coronavirus

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Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari contracts coronavirus

 

The Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari, has reportedly tested positive for the deadly coronavirus disease (Covid-19), according to media reports.

This has, however, not been officially confirmed.

Reports said 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.

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 on Monday.

Kyari has however gone into absolute isolation following the test result.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, had on Monday announced the cancellations of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting and the meeting of the National Council of States earlier scheduled to hold on Thursday.