The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has contracted COVID-19.

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The Minister announced this today (19th July 2020) via his verified Twitter handle, stating that his fourth COVID-19 test returned positive on Saturday.

Narrating the experience, Onyeama said he had felt slight itching in his throat and had had his samples collected for COVID-19 test.

He noted that he was headed to an isolation centre for treatment while he hopes for quick recovery.

He wrote, “(I) 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! (You) win some, lose some. (I’m) heading for isolation in a health facility and praying for the best.”

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The Minister has been instrumental in the country’s fight against the pandemic, as he is a member of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

He has facilitated the repatriation of stranded citizens outside the country.