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 UPDATE: Osinbajo Tests Negative for Coronavirus

Nigeria’s  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has tested negative for the deadly coronavirus barely 24 hours after he went into self-isolation following fears he could have physically interacted with some persons who tested positive.

In a tweet by Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari  on Political Matters says the Vice President results have returned negative. “Vice President Yemi Osinbajo tested negative,” he tweeted on Wednesday morning.

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

“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,” he tweeted Tuesday evening.

As at Wednesday morning, the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria had risen to 46 following the announcement of two new cases in Osun and Lagos by NCDC.

 

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