Son of Nigeria’s former vice-president Mohammed Atiku-Abubakar, has now tested negative for coronavirus.
“I have just received my second consecutive negative result,” Mr Atiku-Abubakar said on Monday afternoon. “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.