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Dangote tests negative for coronavirus, to build 600-bed isolation center in Kano

Dangote tests negative for coronavirus, to build 600-bed isolation center in Kano
March 29
14:05 2020
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Aliko Dangote, billionaire businessman, says he has tested negative for coronavirus.

Africa’s richest man was thought to have been exposed to the virus after he came in contact with Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, who has tested positive.

In a tweet on Sunday, Dangote announced that he took test as a global citizen and business leader.

Meanwhile, Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has disclosed that the Kano-born industrialist is set to donate a 600-bed isolation centre to the state.

Dangote, in his tweet, said he is leading a group of private sector leaders in supporting government efforts to tackle the disease.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted modern society, affecting our collective health and well-being. As a global citizen and business leader, I took the COVID-19 test and the result came back NEGATIVE,” the tweet read.

“CACOVID (Coalition Against COVID-19) is an initiative that I am leading with other private sector leaders&our common goal is to support ongoing Government initiatives with our resources in the fight against Covid-19. We are in this together & I am optimistic we will overcome.”

Ganduje announced that the  600-bed isolation center will complement the two centers in place in case of any eventuality as the state is yet to confirm any case.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the country has recorded 97 coronavirus cases.

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi state, and Abba Kyari, presidential chief of staff, are some of the prominent persons who have tested positive for the disease.

Suleiman Achimugu, a former managing director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), is the only one who has died of the virus in the country.

He died on Monday after returning to the country from a trip to the UK.

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