The chief of staff to the Nigerian president Abba Kyari is died. He reportedly died of deadly coronavirus weeks after he tested positive.
Kyari was suspected to have contracted the novel coronavirus when he visited Germany in early March multiple sources said.
The presidency did not deny or confirm the rumours at the time.
Garba Shehu, the special assistant on media and publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, said Kyari died on Friday.
It was only after his death that Shehu confirmed that Kyari had died of coronavirus.
“The deceased had tested positive to the ravaging COVID-19, and had been receiving treatment,” Shehu said.