President Muhammadu Buhari has tested negative to coronavirus following a test conducted on Tuesday.
The test became necessary after his Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari tested positive to coronavirus.
Kyari, who was sighted after Jum’aat prayers on Friday, was not seen at the Presidential Villa, Abuja today
He was believed to have contracted the disease after his recent trip abroad.
A presidential aide confirmed the story to Daily Trust, adding that an official statement will be issued later.
“Two of these cases are returning travellers,” the centre said. Two of the 40 confirmed cases in Nigeria have been discharged while one death has been recorded .
And last night, the Federal Government directed federal civil servants from Grade Level 12 and below to stay and work from home with effect from today, to stem the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF), Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, gave the directive in a circular with reference number: HCSF/109/SJ/1/100 and titled “Compulsory stay at home of non-essential public servants on Grade Level 12 and below as a further measure to curtail the spread of Covid-19”.
“Government is concerned about the welfare and safety of all public servants just as it is about other Nigerians. All public servants are, therefore, strongly advised to follow the measures being put in place by government to curtail the spread of the pandemic,” the circular stated in part.