The son former vice-president and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 general election, Atiku Abubakar, has tested positive for coronavirus.
My son has tested positive to coronavirus. @NCDCGov has been duly informed, and he has been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Teaching Hospital in Abuja for treatment and management. I will appreciate it if you have him in your prayers. Stay safe, coronavirus is real. -AA
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) March 22, 2020
Atiku took to his social media handle to ask for prayers for his son.
The Nigerian Centre for Disease and Control, NCDC, has said that Nigeria’s biggest source of risk is travellers returning from high-risk countries and called on them to self-isolate for 14 days.
He appealed to Nigerians is to take responsibility and prevent further transmission of the virus, adding that collective action is critical to control spread.
“Our biggest source of risk is travelers returning from high risk countries & are expected to self isolate for 14 days.
Collective action is critical to control spread”
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 23, 2020