Controversial Nigerian journalist, gun violence activist, and social media celebrity, Kemi Olunloyo has claimed that the president General Muhammadu Buhari, is very sick following contact with his chief of staff, Abba Kyari.
It was reported on Monday that Kyari has tested positive for the coronavirus. Olunloyo, 55, now says that Buhari is also down with the illness.
According to her social media post; BREAKING News is that President Muhammadu Buhari is very ill with coughing. A ventilator was brought in from a hospital to set up a makeshift ICU for our Commander’s treatment. He had contact with Mr. Kyari, his chief of staff, who’s tested CORONAVIRUS # COVID19 positive. please pray for Mr. President.
News reporters say that on Monday, the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC)said Abba Kyari tested positive for the disease while President Muhammadu Buhari tested negative.
Obinwannem reported earlier news that Kyari who had just returned from overseas trips to Germany and Egypt tested positive for the virus.
So far there’s been 1 fatality and confirmed 46 cases of the pandemic. The Nigerian Senate suspended it’s sessions for two weeks beginning on Tuesday in an effort to curb its spread.
The novel coronavirus appeared last December in Wuhan, China and has since spread to at least 169 countries and territories.
According to US-based Johns Hopkins University, the global death rate has reached 18,200, with some 409,000 cases confirmed. Despite the growing number of cases, most of those who are infected and the recovered experience only mild symptoms.
Nwada Amarachi Iheanacho reporting, Obinwannem News