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Atiku Abubakar's son tests positive

Atiku’s Son Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Health Minister Decries Reps Refusal to Medical Screening upon Returns from UK



The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has made an announced as his son tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has also confirmed five new case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) today: 2 in FCT, 2 in Lagos and 1 in Edo, taking the tally to a total of 35 cases in Nigeria.

He made his known via his verified Twitter handle on Sunday.

“My son has tested positive for coronavirus,” he tweeted.

According to the former Vice-President of Nigeria, his son has been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Teaching Hospital in Abuja for treatment.

“The @NCDCGov (Nigeria Centre for Disease Control) has been duly informed, and he has been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Teaching Hospital in Abuja for treatment and management. I will appreciate it if you have him in your prayers. Stay safe, coronavirus is real,” he added

In a leaked report, the Minister of Health has decried the refusal of some of House of Representatives to subject their selves to medical screening at the airport.

This was disclosed in a letter addressed to the Speaker, House of Rep, Rt. Hon Olufemi Hakeem signed by the chief of staff to the President, Abba Kyari.

The letter which reads in part frowns at the action.

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“These airport screening is our primary line of defense and refusal by any citizen to subject to these test is a threat to our country.”

The letter however request that the Speaker should direct all House of Reps who returned to Nigeria from foreign trips to report to the nearest NCDC for immediate tests.


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