The Federal Government says President Muhammadu Buhari is not on any ventilator as being rumoured.
There had been rumours that the president was down with coronavirus.
The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, said this at a press conference in Abuja today. He also emphasised that the president is not sick.
The minister said 4,370 Nigerians that had contact with suspected cases were still being traced.
He expressed the fear that cases of coronavirus might rise “exponentially” if communities were hit
Meanwhile, massive fumigation of the State House, including the office of President Buhari, began Thursday morning.
Reports indicate that the exercise started about 9:30am and would be spread throughout the entire stretch of the offices within the State House quarters.
Presidency sources said fumigators, who were reportedly dressed in white overalls, masked and kitted heavily, were moved in from a place outside Abuja.
The source said at about 11:30am, the fumigation process had reached the main building, where the office of the President is located.
“These people are not from the Villa. They came from outside from the town (Abuja city). They are dressed in complete white overalls, masked and wear other protective gears”, the source said.