Coronavirus: Atiku's son finally tests negative for COVID-19 after 40 days in isolation
- Mohammed Atiku Abubakar is now free from coronavirus
- The son of Nigeria's former president broke the good news on Monday, April 27
- Atiku's son was confirmed positive for COVID-19 on March 19
Mohammed Atiku, the son of Nigeria’s former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has finally defeated coronavirus pandemic after spending 40 days in isolation.
Premium Times reports that Mohammed in a message on Monday, April 27, said he has now tested negative for coronavirus.
Legit.ng gathered that Mohammed was first confirmed to have contracted the virus on March 19, and was subsequently transferred to an isolation centre on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital, Abuja.
According to the online medium, Mohammed said: “I have just received my second consecutive negative result. My discharge is currently being processed, and I hope to be home this evening.”
The Nigerian disease control office does not comment on individual cases.
The report also noted that the 31-year-old, however, failed to test negative for the virus until Monday, April 27, a 40-day ordeal that experts said could be among the longest ever recorded in the country since the first infection was confirmed in Lagos on March 19.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a deputy commissioner of police in charge of zonal criminal investigation department Edo state, died from COVID-19 complications in his official apartment in Benin, on Tuesday, April 21.
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It was reported that the Edo state commissioner of information, Patrick Okundia, had earlier announced the death of Bissong but he did not go into details.
Paul Yakadi, an assistant inspector-general of police in charge of zone 5, Benin has narrated the events that led to Bissong’s death.
Yakadi in a statement disclosed that the deceased had on April 9 travelled to Akure, Ondo state capital, to see his family and celebrate Easter with them.
The late police officer was said to have returned to Benin five days later, where he complained of illness after developing symptoms of high fever.
It was disclosed that on April 18, a medical doctor in charge of the police medical services took Bissong’s blood sample for examination and analysis.
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