Like Buhari, Yemi Osinbajo tests negative for coronavirus

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Barely 24 hours after Yemi Osinbajo went into self-isolation following reports that the vice president could have physically interacted with some people who tested positive.

Senator Babafemi Ojudu, special adviser to President Buhari on political matters, said the vice president has tested negative for coronavirus.

Ojudu said: “Vice President Yemi Osinbajo tested negative.”

Earlier, Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the Vice President, disclosed that Osinbajo has begun social distancing and self-isolation.

Akande said: “VP Osinbajo yesterday at the office conducted his meetings via video conferencing while observing social distancing.  Today, he continues his work from the home office, as he is in self-isolation in accordance with NCDC protocols.”

Recall that Abba Kyari had tested positive to the deadly Coronavirus. It would be recalled that Kyari travelled to Munich, Germany on March 7th to have a meeting with Siemens officials on the Nigeria electricity expansion project.

The president’s Chief of Staff also visited Egypt in the company of Executive Chairman of Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Prof James Momoh.

Germany has recorded  29,056 infections and 123 deaths of Coronavirus while Egypt has 327 confirmed cases of Coronavirus and 14 deaths.

Abba Kyari has attended meetings with President Buhari, Vice President Osinbajo among other top government officials while coughing severely according to a report by Sahara Reporters. He has been placed under isolation since his test results emerged.

Meanwhile, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had earlier disclosed that the threat posed by coronavirus in Nigeria is not yet over.

Osinbajo made this known in Abuja when flagging off the free nationwide integrated medical outreach programme at Bwari area council primary health centre.

The vice president explained that the federal government has started making efforts to contain the disease. He, however, urged Nigerians to continue to observe hygiene advisories.

Osinbajo disclosed further that the government has begun examining the readiness of healthcare facilities in the country to handle whatever eventualities may arise.

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