Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has tested positive for coronavirus.
Onyeama, who disclosed this in a tweet on Sunday, said he is on his way to an isolation centre.
He said a fourth test conducted on him, after he experienced throat irritation, confirmed him positive for the virus.
“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. #StayHomeSaveLives #COVID19 #PTFCOVID19,” he tweeted.
Onyeama, who is a member of the presidential task force on COVID-19, is the first minister to contract the virus in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Apart from Onyeama, some of the other top government officials who have contracted the virus include the late Abba Kyari, former Chief of Staff to President Buhari; Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna State governor , and Rotimi Akeredolu, Ondo State governor.
Kyari, who was a close friend of Onyeama, died of COVID-19 complications in April 2020.