Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has tested negative for COVID-19, Mr Femi Ojudu, the Special Adviser to the President on Political Affairs said on his Facebook page of Wednesday morning.


“Vice President Yemi Osinbajo tests negative,” Ojudu said in the update on the coronavirus cases around the world he has been giving on the Facebook page.

Laolu Akande, the media aide to the Vice President had on Twitter on Tuesday evening announced that his boss had gone into self-isolation as advised by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
The news has also been confirmed to THEWILL by his spokesman, Olaolu Akande, who will issue an official statement soon.

The test was carried out on the Vice President on Tuesday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease and Control (NCDC).

THEWILL had reported that Prof. Osinbajo went into isolation after the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari tested positive to the virus on Monday.

Osinbajo has had several contacts with Kyari since he returned from Germany on 14 March where he contracted the virus.

It was also gathered that several top echelons in Aso Rock who may have had contact with Kyari had gone into self-isolation.