President Muhammadu Buhari has wished his United States counterpart, Donald Trump, and his wife, Melania, quick recovery from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
President Buhari’s message was contained in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, on Friday.
President Trump announced early Friday that he and his wife tested positive for COVID-19.
The statement read: “President Muhammadu Buhari joins all citizens of United States of America in prayers for quick and full recovery of President Donald Trump and his wife, Melanie, who reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.
“The President notes, with sympathy, 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.
“While wishing the American First Family speedy turnaround in their current health status, President Buhari urges more compliance among Nigerians to protocols, and adherence to advice of medical doctors, particularly epidemiologists.”