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General News of Sunday, 9 August 2020


Obasanjo tests negative for coronavirus

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Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has tested negative for COVID-19.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi.

This test was taken on Friday, August 7, at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library at Okemosan, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

“The samples of the test, conducted by one Dr Olukunle Oluwasemowo of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory 54gene, Lagos, Nigeria, was returned negative on Saturday.

“The laboratory is one of the accredited laboratories approved by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to conduct the crucial COVID-19 test on both asymptomatic and symptomatic Nigerians,” the statement added.

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