Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari has tested positive for coronavirus.
Kyari was seriously ill after returning from trips to Germany and Egypt where the virus had killed dozens of persons.
According to a report, there is now a lockdown of the Nigeria Presidential Villa to prevent a further spread of the virus especially after Kyari came in contact with several high-ranking Presidency officials.
Kyari met with Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Buhari, Babagana Kingibe, a prominent member of the ‘cabal’ and Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, in recent days.
Shehu and Kingibe are said to have been in self-isolation since Kyari’s infection emerged while there are indications that Governor Bello may have toed the same path, too, to protect himself.
Kyari had visited Bello recently over the loss of his mother.
Kyari is currently being isolated for treatment at a guest chalet in the Defence House in Abuja, a source has said.
But on Tuesday, it was reported that there are plans by Nigeria’s Presidency to move Abba Kyari to Lagos for urgent medical attention after he was confirmed to have been infected with Coronavirus.
– Reactions –
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on, former Vice President Abubakar Atiku and former Senator for Kogi West Senatorial district, Dino Melaye has sent short words of prayers to Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, after he reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.
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