One of the son’s of Atiku Abubakar, Mohammed, has recovered from COVID-19 after testing negative twice for the novel virus.
Atiku had his confirmatory negative test result released and said he will be discharged from the Abuja Isolation center soon.
”I have just received my second consecutive negative result,” Mr Atiku-Abubakar told PREMIUM TIMES Monday afternoon. “My discharge is currently being processed, and I hope to be home this evening.”
Mr Atiku-Abubakar was first confirmed to have contracted the virus on March 19 and was subsequently transferred to an isolation centre on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital, Abuja.
The 31-year-old, however, failed to test negative for the virus until yesterday, a 40-day ordeal that experts said could be amongst the longest ever recorded in the country since the first infection was confirmed in Lagos February 27. Although some scientists estimated the virus could last as long as 37 days in a human’s body.