Nigerian president's aide tests positive for coronavirus

Nigerian president
# 26 December 2021 03:43 (UTC +04:00)

The Nigerian president's top media aide Garba Shehu said on Saturday that he has tested positive for coronavirus and was in isolation, APA reports quoting Reuters.

Shehu, who is in his late 50s, is in the immediate circle of 79-year-old President Muhammadu Buhari.

"I can only confirm that (I am) infected by COVID-19 and on treatment in isolation," Shehu said.

Several local newspapers reported that some of Buhari's aides and top officials have contracted the virus, including Information Minister Lai Mohammed.

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