Coronavirus: Abba Kyari arrives Lagos for treatment

Coronavirus: Abba Kyari arrives Lagos for treatment

- President Muhammadu Buhari’s chief of staff, Abba Kyari, has arrived Lagos state for further treatment after testing positive for coronavirus

- Abba Kyari arrived in the state on Monday, March 30, in an air ambulance for additional tests and observation

- The chief of staff had disclosed that he was coming to Lagos state based on medical advice

President Muhammadu Buhari’s chief of staff, Abba Kyari, has arrived Lagos state to continue his treatment after testing positive for coronavirus.

Daily Trust reports that Abba Kyari arrived the state on Monday, March 30, in an air ambulance to do additional tests and observation.

Kyari had in a statement a day earlier disclosed that he was coming to Lagos state based on medical advice.

He also stated that he made his own care arrangements to avoid further burdening the public health system, which faces so many pressures.

Meanwhile, amid the global pandemic called coronavirus in the country, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said it is following up on not less than 6,000 people suspected to have been exposed to the 111 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

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Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, NCDC director-general stated this while speaking on Channels Television breakfast show, Sunrise Daily, on Monday, March 30.

During his appearance on the TV programme, the NCDC boss said President Muhammadu Buhari's order on the restriction of movement in Lagos will allow the agency's teams to have access to the contacts that are living around the state and FCT.

In another report, billionaire businesswoman Folorunsho Alakija has pledged N1 billion for Nigeria's fight against coronavirus as cases of the deadly disease continue to rise.

Alakija made the donation through her oil company and commended the efforts made by the federal and state governments, private sectors and individuals towards the fight against coronavirus in Nigeria.

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Since coronavirus pandemic hit Nigeria, there have been a lot of donations from Nigerian entrepreneurs to support the country in its fight against the pandemic.

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Still on health, a member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Akin Alabi, on Saturday, March 29, kick-started a door-to-door enlightenment campaign on COVID-19 to teach local residents in his constituency about social distancing and self-isolation.

Honourable Alabi who represents Egbeda/Ona Ara federal constituency in Oyo state said the action was taken before Oyo state goes into partial lockdown.

During the enlightenment campaign, Hon. Alabi provided the first batch of his emergency relief package which includes food items and hygiene products for the resid

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