One of the sons of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has tested positive for coronavirus.
The former vice president shared the news via his verified Twitter handle, stating that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has been duly informed about the situation and that his son has been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Teaching Hospital in Abuja for treatment and management.
He had twitted: “My son has tested positive for coronavirus. The @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.”
He, however, did not mention the name of which of his sons was infected by the disease.
Nigeria recorded its first coronavirus case on February 27 when an Italian was diagnosed with the disease.
On March 19, the cases rose to 12 with most of the affected people being returnees from Europe and the United States. On Saturday, the cases increased to 22 with Abuja recording its first cases.
As of 11am on Sunday, the NCDC said the cases were 27 in the country. It stated that the cases included 19 in Lagos; four in the FCT; one in Ekiti; one in Oyo and two in Ogun.
But on Sunday evening, the number increased to 31 with three new cases in Lagos State and Atiku’s son who tested positive.