Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has donated the sum of N50 million naira towards the fight against the spread of the coronavirus.
Atiku’s donation is coming against the backdrop of efforts by corporate Nigeria  to join efforts with the Federal Government to  fight the rampaging virus.
Africa’s richest man, Aliyu Dangote who has already donated N200 million is spearheading a coalition of corporate concerns that are getting poised to raise much needed funds to support the anti-coronavirus campaign.
One of the sons of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has been receiving treatment,  following his exposure to the  coronavirus.
It is not clear how Atiku’s son came to embrace the disease, but Bala Mohammed, a state governor, who had close contact with him has been diagnosed with the deadly virus.
Wednesday, the result of the test conducted on the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo proved negative.
Osinbajo had gone into self isolation after it became known that he made contact with some persons who are currently afflicted by the virus.
A couple of governors who visited the Presidential Villa recently have isolated themselves from people around them.
They include Kayode Feyemi, Governor of  Ekiti State and Godwin Obaseki of Edo State.
These governors are among distinguished personalities that have held meetings with persons who have confirmed cases of the virus, including the Chief of Staff to the President,  Abba Kyari.
There are however reports that Kyari may be suffering from medical complications, a situation which is deepening concerns about his health.
Unconfirmed reports suggest he may have been flown to Lagos, but the Port Harcourt Telegraph is yet to receive any independent confirmation of this claim.
Meanwhile,  airlines which fly within Nigeria’s airspace are cancelling flight operations as the pandemic spreads.
The move is part of efforts to restrict person to person contact and ensure that Nigerians comply with directives that are intended to promote social distancing.
The number of Coronavirus cases in Nigeria has risen to 46.
So far, a great majority of persons afflicted by the virus are within Lagos State.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State said Wednesday, Rivers people would not wish to welcome incoming flights into Port Harcourt.

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