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Tinubu, Oluremi Test Negative For Coronavirus


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All Progressives Congress (APC), National Leader, Bola Tinubu, and his wife, Senator Oluremi, have both tested negative for coronavirus (COVID-19).


This was revealed in a statement from his media office on Monday and signed by his media aide, Tunde Rahman.


Rahman explained that the couple took the test as a precautionary measure after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed that Tinubu’s security aide tested positive for the disease.


The statement read “Following the death of our well-respected and beloved Chief Security Officer, Alhaji Lateef Raheem, NCDC medics took the wise precaution of taking samples from his body for testing to actually determine the cause of death.


“Today (Monday), the test results are back. The samples tested positive for COVID-19,”


It added, “As a precautionary measure taken soon after the death of Alhaji Raheem, His Excellency Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, his wife, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, and all their aides took COVID-19 tests Saturday, April 25. The results of the tests were returned this (Monday) morning. Test results for both Asiwaju and Senator Tinubu were negative.”


"The results of one aide were positive. The rest of the staff was negative. The one staff member has been isolated in accordance with NCDC guidelines.

Further contact tracing and COVID-19 tests are being conducted by the NCDC with regard to the relatives and possible contacts of that staff member".


He noted that openness and transparency must be observed in the fight against coronavirus pandemic.



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