Former Nigeria Vice President Atiku Abubakar son has tested positive for coronavirus.
Atiku shared the news in a tweet on his Twitter handle on Sunday night.
“My son has tested positive to coronavirus. @NCDCGov has been duly informed, and he has been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Teaching Hospital in Abuja for treatment and management. I will appreciate it if you have him in your prayers. Stay safe, coronavirus is real. -AA”
There are 30 confirmed cases of COVID19 in Nigeria. 2 have been discharged with no deaths, NCDC said.
So far, 22 of the 30 cases were confirmed in Lagos State. Four cases were confirmed in Abuja, one case in Ekiti, two in Ogun State and one in Oyo State.
Two of the cases have been declared negative and discharged in Lagos State after treatment at government facility in Yaba, Lagos.
The federal and state governments have closed schools and tertiary institutions in the country to prevent further spread of the virus.
The government has also banned all social and religious gatherings in the country.