12th August, 2020
Nigeria’s foreign minister Geoffrey Onyeama has overcome COVID-19, almost three weeks after he said he was going into isolation.
Onyeama tweeted his status today, saying his latest COVID-19 test result came back negative.
“By the very special grace of God my latest #COVID19 test result came back NEGATIVE after three weeks isolation.
“I am eternally grateful to my family, the C-in-C and VP, the medical team, relations, friends, colleagues, religious leaders and numerous well-wishers, who through their care, prayers, fasting, messages of support and encouragement never let me walk alone”, he wrote.
Onyeama who is a member of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 revealed on 19 July that his fourth test came back positive.
“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.”