Nigeria’s foreign minister Geoffrey Onyeama tests positive for Covid-19

Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama tested positive for Covid-19.
Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama tested positive for Covid-19.
Image: AFP/ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said on Sunday he had tested positive for Covid-19, the first member of President Muhammadu Buhari's cabinet to contract the new coronavirus.

Onyeama, 64, said in a tweet he had taken a Covid-19 test because of a throat irritation.

"Did my fourth Covid-19 test yesterday at the first sign of a throat irritation and unfortunately this time it came back positive," he tweeted. "Heading for isolation in a health facility and praying for the best." — Reuters



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