The chief of staff to the president, Abba Kyari, on Sunday, March 29, confirmed that he had tested positive for coronavirus.
Kyari in a statement released via the twitter handle of the presidency, @NGRPresident, disclosed that he would be coming to Lagos state for further tests based on medical advice.
The chief of staff disclosed further that he was yet to experience any of the symptoms associated with coronavirus.
Kyari stated that he has made personal arrangements to treat himself to avoid further burdening the public health system which faces so many pressures.
He thanked Nigerian medical professionals who are working across the country to combat the pandemic. Kyari, however, urged Nigerians to remain calm and maintain good hygiene.
Statement by Chief of Staff to the President, on his health status:
—He’s stable & feels well
—Transferring to Lagos for additional tests & observation
— “I have made my own care arrangements to avoid further burdening the public health system, which faces so many pressures.” pic.twitter.com/p51v41RjDP
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) March 29, 2020