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Abba Kyari Confirms He Is Positive For COVID-19, To Be Moved To Lagos

Chief of Workers to the President, Mr Abba Kyari, attends the Federal Government Council assembly on the State Home in Abuja on July 25, 2018.


The Chief of Workers to the President, Mr Abba Kyari has reacted to his well being standing following a coronavirus check that he examined optimistic for.

In a press release he personally signed on Sunday, the presidential aide mentioned primarily based on medical recommendation, he can be transferred to Lagos for extra checks and remark after testing optimistic for COVID-19 illnesses final week and thereafter he self-isolated.

Kyari mentioned he can be getting remedy at his personal expense so as to not burden the general public well being system, though he claimed he has not skilled excessive fever or another signs related to the coronavirus.

Whereas explaining that he has been working from dwelling since he examined optimistic for COVID-19, the Chief of Workers mentioned hopes to return to his desk quickly.

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He additionally assured that he has colleagues as a backup who’re younger, skilled, educated and patriotic and are working seven days every week, to serve the president and folks of Nigeria.


Press launch –

Well being standing of Abba Kyari, Chief of Workers to President Muhammadu Buhari

29 March, Abuja

I’m writing to let that on medical recommendation, I’ll switch to Lagos later at present for extra checks and remark. It is a precautionary measure: I really feel nicely, however final week, I examined optimistic for coronavirus, the pandemic that’s sweeping the world. I’ve adopted all of the protocols the federal government has introduced to self-isolate and quarantine.

I’ve made my very own care preparations to keep away from additional burdening the general public well being system, which faces so many pressures. Like many others that can check additionally optimistic, I’ve not skilled excessive fever or different signs related to this new virus and have been working from dwelling. I hope to be again at my desk very quickly. I’ve a group of younger, skilled, educated and patriotic colleagues, whose dedication has been past the decision of responsibility, who proceed to work seven days every week, with no time of the day spared. We are going to proceed to serve the President and folks of Nigeria, as we have now for the previous 5 years.

I need to thank all our improbable, gifted and courageous healthcare professionals, working throughout the nation in such a tough time; all the nice Samaritans looking for probably the most susceptible in our communities; the important thing employees that can maintain our nation going by means of this; family and friends and sometimes strangers, who’ve despatched me such heat needs and displayed such a generosity of spirit.

We needs to be calm, measured and diligent – be meticulous in your hygiene, particularly with cleansing fingers, if potential keep at dwelling or maintain your distance. Take heed to good recommendation from the right authorities: pay no heed to quack cures or faux information from social media. President Buhari will do no matter it takes to guard the well being and security of our folks and get the nation again on its toes as quickly as potential.

Like the entire world, we’re coping with a brand new illness. Our specialists are studying extra on a regular basis about coronavirus, what it does and the way we are able to fight it. What we do know is that whereas some could turn out to be very sick, many others who contract the virus is not going to, and will don’t have any signs in any respect. It is a illness that recognises no distinction between north and south, males or ladies, wealthy or poor. We’re all on this collectively.


Abba Kyari

Chief of Workers to President Muhammadu Buhari

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