Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Coronavirus news headlines for today Thursday, March 26, 2020.
Below is a roundup of top stories on the COVID-19 disease…
Africa has been hit badly by the deadly COVID-19 disease with the continent recording a total of 2,475 confirmed cases of coronavirus across 46 countries.
The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Protection (Africa CDC) reports that as of Wednesday evening, the continent has recorded 64 deaths and 203 recoveries from coronavirus.
President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has tested negative for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Naija News reports that this was disclosed in a statement issued by the Presidency on Wednesday afternoon.
Speaking on President Buhari’s coronavirus test result, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said the President’s “status is a thing of joy.”
The Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Frank Ekiye has tested positive to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
A report monitored on Daily Trust by Naija News said the Edo Assembly Speaker has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus which has since been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The report quoted the Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, to have disclosed the coronavirus status of the Edo Assembly Speaker while briefing journalists on Wednesday, March 25.
According to the Edo State Deputy Governor, Edo state is already taking measures to tackle the further spread of the virus in the state.
Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), has tested negative to the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19).
This is coming barely 24 hours after Osinbajo went into self-isolation following fears he could have physically interacted with some persons who tested positive.
In a tweet by Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to the President of Nigeria on Political Matters the Vice President results have returned negative.
“Vice President Yemi Osinbajo tested negative,” he tweeted on Wednesday morning.