Nigerian President on Friday joined all citizens of the United States of America in prayers for the quick and full recovery of President Donald Trump and his wife, Melanie, who reportedly tested positive to COVID-19.
President Muhammadu Buhari, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, expressed his sympathy.
According to him, the incident of COVID-19 in the White House manifests the challenge posed by the pandemic across the world, and difficulty in containing the spread.
While wishing the American First Family speedy turnaround in their current health status, Buhari urged more compliance among Nigerians to protocols, and adherence to advice of medical doctors, particularly epidemiologists.
With one month to go before the November 3 election, Trump on Friday announced he and his wife Melania would go into quarantine together, while Trump’s physician Sean Conley assured the public that “The President and First Lady are both well at this time”.
The White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows added that Trump has mild symptoms after testing positive for COVID-19 but he was expected to remain on the job.
“The American people can rest assured that we have a president that is not only on the job, will remain on the job and I’m optimistic that he’ll have a very quick and speedy recovery,” Meadows told reporters at the White House.
He said there would be updates on Trump’s health later on Friday.