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CNB News – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has joined other leaders around the world in wishing the US President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, a quick and full recovery from Covid-19.

According to a statement from the Nigerian presidency, Mr Buhari expressed sympathy for Mr Trump and his family, adding that ‘’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”.

“I wish US President, Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, quick and full recovery from Covid-19” – Buhari

The statement says the Nigerian leader joins American citizens in praying for the US president and his wife who tested positive for the virus. President Buhari also took the opportunity to urge more compliance with the Covid-19 guidelines among Nigerians.

President Trump and First Lady Malenia where confirm positive to covid-19 in the late hours of Thursday, the white house physician, Sean Conley announced.

The announcement comes after the news broke late Thursday that White House adviser and top aide to the president Hope Hicks tested positive for COVID-19. Both Hicks and the president had been together on Air Force One in Cleveland for the presidential debate as well as a campaign rally in Minnesota on Wednesday.

Following the announcement from the White House doctor, Trump took to twitter to confirm that he and his wife had tested positive.

“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” Trump tweeted after midnight early Friday morning.

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