Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar says his son has tested positive for the coronavirus illness (COVID-19).
Abubakar disclosed this in a tweet on his verified Twitter handle on Sunday night.
He didn’t point out the name of which of his sons was contaminated however revealed that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has been duly informed about the situation and that his son had been moved to the Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital in Abuja for therapy.
Abubakar, who was the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Get together within the 2019 Presidential elections called for prayers for his son and urged Nigerians to remain protected.
“Coronavirus is actual,” he warned.
My son has tested positive to coronavirus. @NCDCGov has been duly informed, and he has been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Instructing Hospital in Abuja for therapy and management. I’ll recognize it you probably have him in your prayers. Keep protected, coronavirus is real. -AA
A few hours before Abubakar made the announcement he had tweeted his help and reward for the health staff battling the virus, which has contaminated 1000’s the world over, claimed greater than 12,000 lives and compelled virtually a billion people to remain indoors as governments transfer to sort out its spread.
“I be part of thousands and thousands of different Nigerians to rejoice our well being staff for his or her brave work at this difficult time, and I urge all Nigerians to stay sturdy whereas we combat the scourge of this #COVIDー19 to the top,” he tweeted.
The announcement comes a day through which the NCDC introduced eight new cases of coronavirus, taking the entire variety of confirmed cases within the nation to 30.
Of the eight cases introduced on Sunday, six have been in Lagos, one was in Oyo State and one within the nation’s capital Abuja.
It’s not clear if the case confirmed in Abuja on Sunday is Abubakar’s son or whether or not he represents a fresh case.
The final replace supplied by the NCDC is that there have been a complete of 30 confirmed cases within the nation.
Twenty-two of the cases have been in Lagos State, 4 in Abuja, two in Ogun State, one in Ekiti State and one in Oyo State.