There is uneasy calm at Nigeria’s seat of Administration, Aso Rock as the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari is said to be seriously sick and IS confirmed to have tested positive to the dreaded Coronavirus.

A test conducted on Monday on him by the NCDC confirmed it and declared President Muhammadu Buhari negative.

Buhari and Abba Kyari.

The worry is that Mallam Kyari had attended meetings with the President, the Vice President, Ministers and the Federal Executive Council where he was observed to have been coughing.

Reports say he has been down since Monday when he returned from a trip abroad. He had gone on the trip with the Executive Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Prof. James Momoh.

Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari tests positive to coronavirus after foreign trips.

Mallam Kyari and his team had visited Germany and Egypt and returned this week. The status of health of Prof. Momoh is unknown.

It is not known the state of health of all the dramatis personae who Mallam Kyari had contact with at the many meetings which calls for concern now.

The daughter of the President who also returned last week had been on self-isolation though the Presidency did not tell Nigerians whether she did a test since then and what was the result.

It should be noted that Egypt where Mallam Kyari visited has 327 confirmed cases while Germany has 29,058 infections with 123 deaths.

- Eniola Olatunji.

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