Nigerian president’s top aide dies of coronavirus after contracting the novel coronavirus.
The office of the President and Commander-in- Chief of the Armed Forces is overseen by the Chief of Staff to the President. Last month Mr Abba tested positive for the novel Coronavirus and was immediately flown to Lagos for treatment.
Alhaji Abba Kyari’s said in his last letter that he made his personal care arrangements to avoid further burdening the public heath system, which faces so many pressures. His Letter reads;
“I am writing to let you know that on a medical advice, i will be transfered to Lagos later today for an additional tests and observation. This is a precautionary measure: I feel well, but lasat week, i tested positive for Coronavirus, the pandemic that is sweeping the world. I have followed all the protocols that government has announced to self-isolate and quarantine
“I have made my own care arrangements to avoid further burdening the public health system, which faces so many pressures. Like many others that will also test positive. I have not experienced high fever or other symptoms associated with this new virus and have been working from home.
I hope to be back at my desk very soon. I have a team of young, professional, knowledgeable and patriotic colleagues, whose dedication has been beyond the call of duty, who continue to work seven days a week, with no time of the day spared. We will continue to serve the President and people of Nigeria, as we have for the past 5-years.
“I want to thank all our fantastic, talented and brave healthcare professionals, working across the country in such a difficult time; all the good samaritans looking out for the most vulnerable in our communities; the key workers that will keep our country going through this; friends and family and often strangers who have sent me such warm wishes and displayed such a generous spirit.
“We should be calm, measured and diligent- be meticulous in your hygiene, especially with cleaning and washing your hands, if possible stay at home or maintain a social distance. Listen to advices from health directorates: Pay no heed to quack cures or fake news from social media or blogs. His Excellency, President Buhari will do whatever it takes to protect the health and safety of our people and get the country back on its feet as soon as possible.
” Like the whole world, we are dealing with a new disease. Our health experts are learning more all the time from different patients affected by COVID-19. What it does and how we can curtail it. We we do know is that while some may become very sick, many others who contracted the virus will not, and may be asymptomatic. This is a disease that recognises no difference between north and south, men or women, rich or poor. We are all in this together.