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BREAKING: Nigeria’s Vice President, Osinbajo tests negative for COVID-19

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[BREAKING]: Nigeria's Vice President, Osinbajo tests negative for COVID-19

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has tested negative to COVID-19, THE WITNESS reports.

THE WITNESS 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 tested positive to the virus on Monday.

Osinbajo has had several contacts with Kyari since he returned from Germany on 14 March where he contracted the virus.

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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[BREAKING] COVID-19: Nigeria records another eight new cases, toll now 97

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[BREAKING] COVID-19: Nigeria records another eight new cases, toll now 97

The number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Nigeria hit 97 on Saturday evening with eight fresh cases, says the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

“As at 10:40 pm 28th March there are 97 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria with 1 death,” it stated.

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COVID-19: Please, pray for my husband, El-Rufai’s wife begs Nigerians

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COVID-19: Please, pray for my husband, El-Rufai’s wife begs Nigerians

Hadiza Isma, the wife of the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has appealed to Nigerians to offer prayers for the quick recovery of her husband who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

She made the appeal a few minutes after her husband disclosed that he tested positive for the virus on Twitter.

THE WITNESS reports that El-Rufai had on Saturday announced that he had been infected with the virus but had no symptoms.

“Dear Tweeps, my husband, the Governor of Kaduna State has tested positive for COVID-19. Please keep us in your prayers,” she tweeted.

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BREAKING: El-Rufai tests positive for coronavirus

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Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

The governor, in a live broadcast said he submitted a sample for the COVID-19 test and the result came in positive.

He stated he has been in isolation according to doctors’ order.

He said: “Earlier this week, I submited a sample for the COVID-19 test and the result came in this evening and I regret to say that it is positive.

“According to the protocols for managing COVID-19, I am in self-isolation as required by the case management guidelines of the NCDC for a someone that is no showing symptoms.

“I wish to appeal to the people of Kaduna State to continue to closely observe the preventive measures already announced.

“It is most important that everybody should do their utmost to stay safe, stay home and stay alive.

“The Deputy Governor is chairing our COVID Taskforce and will continue to issue statements from time to time,” he said

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