Dangote Tests Negative For Coronavirus

Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, has tested negative for coronavirus.

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, has tested negative for coronavirus.

Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, has tested negative for coronavirus.
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After meeting with the Chief of Staff to president Buhari, Abba Kyari, who tested positive to coronavirus, Aliko Dangote was thought to have been exposed to the virus. It turned out Dangote’s test returned a negative result.

In a tweet on Sunday, Dangote announced that he took test as a global citizen and business leader and the result was negative.

Dangote, in his tweet, said he is leading a group of private sector leaders in supporting government efforts to tackle the disease.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted modern society, affecting our collective health and well-being. As a global citizen and business leader, I took the COVID-19 test and the result came back NEGATIVE,” the tweet read.

“CACOVID (Coalition Against COVID-19) is an initiative that I am leading with other private sector leaders&our common goal is to support ongoing Government initiatives with our resources in the fight against Covid-19. We are in this together & I am optimistic we will overcome.”

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Aliko Dangote@AlikoDangote

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted modern society, affecting our collective health and well-being. As a global citizen and business leader, I took the COVID-19 test and the result came back NEGATIVE. (1/2)23.8K12:46 PM – Mar 29, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy7,080 people are talking about this

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Aliko Dangote@AlikoDangote

CACOVID(Coalition Against COVID-19) is an initiative that I am leading with other private sector leaders&our common goal is to support ongoing Government initiatives with our resources in the fight against Covid-19. We are in this together & I am optimistic we will overcome.(2/2)7,68712:52 PM – Mar 29, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy2,726 people are talking about this

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the country has recorded 97 coronavirus cases.

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi state, and Abba Kyari, presidential chief of staff, are some of the prominent persons who have tested positive for the disease.

Suleiman Achimugu, a former managing director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), is the only one who has died of the virus in the country.

He died on Monday after returning to the country from a trip to the UK.

Nigerian Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Muhammed Babandede also tested positive for coronavirus.

“Today, I tested positive for COVID-19. I have been on self-isolation since my return from UK on Sunday 22nd of this month with British Airways in Lagos,” Babandede said in a WhatsApp message to the Guardian.

“I urge my loved ones, Immigration Officers and Nigerians to pray for me and all those affected.” He added.


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