The Nigerian president’s chief of staff, Abba Kyari has tested positive for coronavirus.
The over 70-year old brings the disease into the immediate circle of President Muhammadu Buhari who is 77-years-old.
Local media reported that Kyari has a history of medical complications, including diabetes, and coordinates those who wish to see the president.
Kyari has come into contact with several Nigerian top politicians and businessmen.
My thoughts and prayers are with Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari. Allah ya kare mu gabaki daya, kuma ya bashi lafiya. -AA https://t.co/6iNB4D4uUx
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) March 24, 2020
He had traveled to Germany early this month with a delegation of other Nigerian officials for meetings with Siemens AG.
Meanwhile Nigeria has now confirmed 42 cases of coronavirus with 39 active cases after two persons recovered and one died.
2 new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria. 1 is in Lagos State & 1 in Ogun
One case is a returning traveler. The second case is contact of a previously confirmed case
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 24, 2020