The Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, has tested positive for coronavirus.
President Buhari was also tested and results came back negative, reports say.
According to presidential sources, the test for the president was needed after his Chief of Staff, Mr. Abba Kyari, tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.
Kyari had travelled to Germany on Saturday, March 7th to meet with officials of Siemens in Munich on the Nigerian electricity expansion programme.
He returned exactly one week later on Saturday, March 14th, but did not show any symptoms.
He was said to have been at a meeting on containing the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria all through Sunday, where he reportedly started to cough. Subsequently, he voluntarily submitted himself for testing and was informed of his status yesterday.
Kyari has however gone into absolute isolation following the test result. ThisDay reports that he is hale and hearty and showing no symptoms apart from the occasional cough.