The Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba kyari, has tested positive to the coronavirus pandemic, the TVC News announced on Tuesday.
President Buhari was, however, said to have tested negative to the pandemic.
According to the report, the chief of staff returned to Abuja from Germany about two weeks ago; passing through the United Kingdom – two high risk countries of the deadly disease.
He was said to have self-isolated himself on arrival, and later tested positive of the disease.
Meanwhile, the staffs of the presidency have been advised to self-isolate themselves.
In a related development, two new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 42.
According to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), one case was confirmed in Lagos, while the other was in Ogun.
This confirmation is coming on a day that the Senate adjourned plenary for two weeks in view of the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the country.
The Federal Government had Monday closed all borders as well as shut all international flight operations to curb the spread of the disease.