Coronavirus: Health Minister reveals status


The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, may have laid to rest rumour surrounding his coronavirus status.

Ehanire’s failure to hold the routine press briefing on the pandemic for two consecutive days on Tuesday and Wednesday triggered rumour that he was in self-isolation.

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The minister was reportedly one of the top guns that had contacts with Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, who was tested positive to the dreadful disease.

He however, took the occasion of Thursday’s briefing which took place to announce that he tested negative.

His word: “I have done my test and I am negative. The Permanent Secretary, has also done his test and he is negative. I have also been empowered by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation to reveal his own test results, which is that it is negative.”

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