Nigeria: Foreign Affairs Minister, Onyeama, Recovers From Covid-19

13 August 2020

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has recovered from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The minister tested positive for the novel disease last month after a throat irritation.

He took to his Twitter account yesterday to announce that he has now tested negative after three weeks isolation.

"I am eternally grateful to my family, the C-in-C and VP, the medical team, relations, friends, colleagues, religious leaders and numerous well-wishers, who through their care, prayers, fasting, messages of support and encouragement never let me walk alone," he posted.

A total of 47,290 cases of the coronavirus have been recorded in Nigeria since the first case was announced in late February.

33,609 have recovered, but 956 people have also died.

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