Mohammed Atiku-Abubakar, son of Nigeria’s former vice-president, has now tested negative for coronavirus.
“I have just received my second consecutive negative result, My discharge is currently being processed, and I hope to be home this evening.”
The Nigerian disease control office does not comment on individual cases.
Mr Atiku-Abubakar was first confirmed to have contracted the virus on March 19 and was subsequently transferred to an isolation centre on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital, Abuja.
The 31-year-old, however, failed to test negative for the virus until today, a 40-day ordeal that experts said could be amongst the longest ever recorded in the country since the first infection was confirmed in Lagos February 27.JOIN OUR WHATSAPP GROUP FOR QUICK UPDATES