- A Nigeria identified as Salihu Umar has confirmed testing positive for coronavirus
- Umar says he has commenced self-isolation as he awaits health workers
- The man says health workers will be evacuating him to Gwagwalada isolation centre
A Nigerian man on Twitter has confirmed testing positive for coronavirus as the world battles with the pandemic.
The man, identified as Salihu Umar, said he had commenced self-isolation and was waiting for health personnel to evacuate him to Gwagwalada isolation centre in Abuja.
He tweeted: "I have just tested positive for COVID19. At the moment, I am still under self isolation as health personnel make their way to my house for evacuation to Gwagwalada isolation centre.
"My neighbours and employer have been notified accordingly."
Below is his tweet:
In other news, as the world battles with coronavirus pandemic, a Nigerian microbiologist has started research in search of a cure for the deadly disease.
The microbiologist, simply identified as Gracious, took to her Twitter page to make the disclosure on Friday, March 20.
She tweeted: "I have entered the lab and I won't leave until I find the cure for Coronavirus."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Christians had been urged by American televangelist Kenneth Copeland not to stop paying tithes and sowing offerings even if they lose their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic facing the world.
In a video circulating on social media, the televangelist said Jesus is people's source and not their jobs.
He said: “Fear of this coronavirus is faith in its ability to hurt you or kill you. The fear of what are we gonna do? I’m getting laid off at work!
“Hey! Your job’s not your source. If it is, you’re in trouble. Jesus is your source! Whatever you do right now, don’t you stop tithing! Don’t you stop sowing offerings.
“Well, they won’t let us go to church!
“Well, email it in, then! Text together. Something. But you get your tithe in that church if you have to go take it down there and drop it off… stick it under the door or something. You get that tithe in that church, you get that offering in that church, and then you go home and do what you’re supposed to do.”
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