A panicky test for coronavirus conducted on President Muhamadu Buhari of Nigeria has reportedly come out negative, bringing the already fragile President a sigh of relief.
The test was allegedly carried out yesterday on the president by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The report became necessary after Buhari’s Chief of Staff had tested positive for the deadly virus on Monday.
Mr. Abba Kyari has a travel history that includes a recent trip to Germany, where Chancellor Angela Merkel is in self-quarantine after receiving a vaccination from a doctor who later tested positive for the virus.
Kyari, according to reports, had travelled to Germany on Saturday, March 7th to meet with officials of Siemens in Munich on the Nigerian electricity expansion programme.
He had returned exactly one week later on Saturday, March 14th, but did not show any symptoms.
He is reported to have participated in a meeting on containing the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria all through Sunday, after his return from Germany, and reportedly started a spell of coughing while at the meeting.
Subsequently, he voluntarily submitted himself for testing and was informed that he had caught the virus.
He has since gone into self-quarantine after the results.