The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force in COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, and other members of the PTF have taken the COVID-19 tests.
The development was sequel to the disclosure by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and PTF member, Geoffrey Onyeama, that he had tested positive for COVID-19.
Onyeama, the first federal cabinet member to test positive, announced his status on his Twitter handle on Sunday after his fourth test returned positive for the virus.
It was gathered on Tuesday that the PTF members who had taken the tests include the National Coordinator, Dr Sani Aliyu, Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire; his interior counterpart, Rauf Aregbesola; Aviation, Sirika Hadi; Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Services, Hajia Sadiya Farouq; and the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.
Others are the Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu; and the World Health Organisation acting Country Representative, Dr Fiona Braka.
Findings also showed that three journalists covering the PTF media briefings had earlier tested positive for the virus.
They allegedly include two reporters and an outside broadcast van engineer.