Nigerian Foreign Minister tests positive for COVID-19

The coronavirus has by far infected millions including the top leadership of several countries. In the latest of the high-profile cases, the Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama has been tested positive for COVID-19.

Geoffrey Onyeama has become the latest of the top politicians to be infected of the coronavirus.

Taking to his official Twitter account, Geoffrey Onyeama disclosed that his positive result came from his fourth test since the virus entered Nigeria and added that he was going into isolation in a health facility.

Geoffrey Onyeama’s tweet read, “Did my fourth COVID-19 test Saturday at the first sign of a throat irritation and unfortunately this time it came back positive. That is life! Win some lose some. Heading for isolation in a health facility and praying for the best.”

The Foreign Minister has been a key part of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on coronavirus and has attended most of its meetings. He even gave key updates especially in the area of reparation of nationals who have been stranded abroad.

He had also been holding engagements with diplomats and other envoys at his office in Abuja.

Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, as at end of June 2020 was Africa’s third most impacted country only behind South Africa and Egypt.

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