Respite In Aso Rock As VP Osinbajo Tests Negative For Coronavirus

The coronavirus test conducted for Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has returned negative.

Special adviser to the President of Nigeria on political matters, Babafemi Ojudu,  disclosed this in a tweet on Wednesday.

“Vice President Yemi Osinbajo tested negative,” he tweeted on Wednesday morning.

LagosTimes understands that the test was carried out on the Vice President on Tuesday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease and Control (NCDC).

Prof. Osinbajo reportedly went into isolation after the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, whom he had contact with after his return from Germany where he contracted the disease, tested positive to the virus on Monday.

The Chief of Staff never isolated himself and one of his contact was the Vice President, who always sit by him during executive council meetings.

It was also gathered that several top echelons in Aso Rock who may have had contact with Kyari had gone into self-isolation.

President Muhammadu Buhari narrowly escaped being infected with the disease as he tested negative for coronavirus.

As at Wednesday morning, the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria had swelled to 46 following the announcement of two new cases in Osun and Lagos by NCDC.

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