Nigerian Foreign Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, has tested positive for COVID-19.
The minister made this known via his Twitter account, saying he had been tested positive for COVID-19 virus after being tested for the fourth time.
In a statement, the minister said he was now on his way to be quarantine.
“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.” #StayHomeSaveLives #COVID19 #PTFCOVID19
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. #StayHomeSaveLives #COVID19 #PTFCOVID19
— Geoffrey Onyeama (@GeoffreyOnyeama) July 19, 2020
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Talking with SABC, Zondwa stated: ‘My mom did in actuality test positive for Covid-19 on the day of her passing.
‘In spite of the fact that this doesn’t, consequently, imply that she died of COVID-19 related complications, yet basically that she tested positive for it.
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The 59-year-old, who rose to global unmistakable quality when she read out Nelson Mandela’s dismissal of then-president P.W. Botha’s proposal for freedom in 1985, filled in as South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark. She first took up her position as the ambassador to Denmark in 2015.
The former SA President is survived by her husband and four children.