Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, has tested positive for coronavirus.
According to multiple media reports on Tuesday, Kyari is alleged to has tested positive several days after returning from an official trip to Germany.
In a tweet on Tuesday, former vice president Atiku Abubakar said, “My thoughts and prayers are with Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.”
Kyari was tested on Saturday based on medical advice, although he was not exhibiting any symptoms, reports said.
The result, however, came back on Monday positive and he has since gone into isolation even though the symptoms are yet to manifest.
The sources also said Buhari was also advised to run a test but he was negative.
The confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria have risen to 40 out of which 2 have been discharged and one death recorded.