- The federal government has given an update on President Mummadu Buhari's health
- The update is actually a denial of claims that President Buhari is coughing after testing negative for coronavirus
- The reports were debunked by Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, has said that the federal government is making serious efforts to traces at least 4,370 persons of interest in relation to coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria.
Mohammed called on Nigerians to who have had contact with persons suspected to be have been infected to the virus to report themselves to the appropriate agencies, The Nation reports.
The minister also denied the report that President Muhammadu Buhari is still sick even after testing negative for the disease.
Referring to this claim as fake news, he said: “Mr. President is well and fully in charge of the country. Some have alleged that the President is coughing..."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the presidency has confirmed that the president tested negative for the novel Coronavirus infection.
Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity made the confirmation in a statement on Wednesday, March 25.
The presidential spokesperson said the result was a thing of joy. Similarly, amidst coronavirus scare in Aso Rock Villa, the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, had tested negative for the global disease also known as Covid-19.
This was made public by Femi Ojudu, the special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on political affairs, on Wednesday, March 25.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng gathered that following the fact that Abba Kyari, the chief of staff to President Buhari, has tested positive for coronavirus, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had called on the Nigerian leader to reveal the status of the Presidential Villa in relation to the virus.
The PDP on its official Facebook page on Wednesday, March 25, said that a statement from the president on the issue would do much to assuage the fears of many Nigerians.
The opposition party called on the president to open up on the health status of many State House officials who had not been seen for a while.
Moreover, the party advised Nigerians to adhere to the directives of the federal government on personal and public hygiene as well as social distancing especially towards persons who recently returned from outside the country.
It also warned citizens to remain vigilant as they observe all safety directives given by the government in the wake of the outbreak of the disease.
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