The son of Nigeria’s former vice-president, Mohammed Atiku-Abubakar has continued to test positive for coronavirus four weeks after he was confirmed, PREMIUM TIMES has learned.
He remained isolated without symptoms, a development that has surprised medical experts.
Mr. Atiku-Abubakar, 31, tested positive for the virus on March 19. He was subsequently moved to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, where most COVID-19 cases around the Nigerian capital are treated.
Despite being placed on medication, including antiretroviral and immune-boosting vitamins, he has continued to test positive 28 days on, according to medical officials familiar with his case.
“He tested positive again yesterday,” an official told the reporter
“We are doing all that is in our power to ensure his recovery, but he can only be released after he has been deemed completely recovered.”