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Abba Kyari, the chief of staff to Nigeria’s president, has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), local media reported Tuesday.

The Nigerian Center for Disease Control said that while Kyari tested positive, President Muhammadu Buhari tested negative, according to online news outlet Vanguard.

The chief of staff recently visited Germany and Egypt for a meeting where he said to have contracted the virus, according to the website.

Nigeria has so far reported one fatality from the virus, and confirmed 42 cases.

In order to curb its spread, the Nigerian Senate has suspended its session for two weeks starting Tuesday.

The

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