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BREAKING: Osinbajo tests negative for COVID-19

by Alli Mustapha

Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), has tested negative to Coronavirus (COVID-19) just after it was announced he has entered into self-isolation after making contact with the country’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari who tested positive to the virus.

The announcement of the Vice President’s status was made earlier by his spokesman, Mr Laolu Akande, who disclosed this in a response to media query.According to Akande; “I have been inundated with calls on whether indeed the VP had undergone a COVID19 test and the outcome. Yes, he has and results negative. An official tweet would follow”.

It would be recalled that Akande had revealed in a tweet on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, that the Vice President had gone on self-isolation, in observance of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control’s (NCDC) protocol.

“VP Osinbajo yesterday at the office conducted his meetings via video conferencing, while observing social distancing. Today, he continues his work from the home office, as he is in self-isolation in accordance with NCDC protocols”, the tweet read.

This development on the Vice President’s status has brought relief to citizens who were worried about his health after two Governors – Bala Muhammed and Yahaya Bello – tested positive yesterday after making contact with Abba Kyari.

More updates to follow.

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