dailyexcessive news had earlier on Sunday, reported that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, tested positive for Covid-19.
Onyeama disclosed this on his verified Twitter handle.
His words: “Did my fourth COVID-19 test yesterday, at the first sign of a throat irritation, and unfortunately, this time, it came back positive.
“That is life! Win some, lose some. Heading for isolation in a health facility, and praying for the best.”
It was later gathered that Onyeama had physically attended the 7th virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on July 8.
The meeting which held inside the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, was also attended physically, by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha; the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, and 10 Ministers.
The Ministers at the meeting were those of the Ministries of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; Aviation, Hadi Sirika; Justice, Abubakar Malami; Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio; Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Special Duties, George Akume; Education, Adamu Adamu; and State for Foreign Affairs, Zubairu Dada.
After the cabinet meeting, Onyeama, accompanied by Lai, Fashola, Adamu, Akume, and Dada, briefed State House Reporters on the performance of his Ministry.
It was after the Wednesday FEC meeting, that he went for the Covid-9 test, and was confirmed positive.
No word yet however, whether or not all the Officials, including the President and Vice President, will be undergoing immediate testing and observing the mandatory 14 days self-isolation prescribed for persons exposed to Covid-19 positive patients.