The family of Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, says their son is responding very well to treatment after experiencing mild symptoms of COVID-19.
According to a family member, his doctors have asked him to rest more as he recovers from the dreaded disease.
“Since the diagnosis, he has had the occasional cough, which, though not chesty, remained stubborn, hence his decision to transfer to a private facility in Lagos for further tests and observations.
“Up till now, he has had no high fever or difficulty in breathing, and the cough is subsiding after treatment, so he is making good progress. The doctors want him to sleep and rest more for now, so they took his phones away but he is stable and improving,” a family member told TheCable on Thursday afternoon.
Politics Nigeria reports that Kyari tested positive for coronavirus last week after returning from Germany and had gone into self-quarantine.
In a press statement on Monday, Kyari said he will be moving to Lagos for treatment, adding that he will be spending his money on treatment in order not to become an additional burden to the country.
The statement read: “This is a precautionary measure: I feel well, but last week, I tested positive for coronavirus, the pandemic that is sweeping the world. I have followed all the protocols government has announced to self-isolate and quarantine.”