Malam Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari has been moved to Lagos for treatment of his COVID-19 infection.
Lagos has a better facility at the Mainland Infectious Hospital in Yaba. Kyari was initially been treated at the University of Abuja Gwagwalada Taeching Hospital in Abuja.
Kyari, who returned from Germany on 14 March tested positive for coronavirus on Monday, triggering huge panic in the Presidential Villa in Abuja and outside on the possibility that he may have spread the virus to his contacts.
At the moment, three workers in his office have tested positive, but both President Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have tested negative.
There are fears that many contacts of the President’s chief aide may have contracted the virus through him.