Zainab Ahmed tests negative for coronavirus

Zainab Ahmed

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has tested negative for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, has also tested negative for the virus.

The ministry confirmed this on Thursday saying “the test was considered necessary after confirmed interactions with persons who tested positive.”

Mrs Ahmed reacted to the news, saying she was ‘grateful’ for coming out negative.

“I am grateful for negative #Covid19 test results & appreciate your concerns & prayers. I urge all of us to practice social distancing, wash our hands & use sanitizers as frequently as possible to help put an end to this global pandemic. Please support by following guidelines,” she wrote on Twitter.

Ahmed along with other members of the economic team attended the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting last week with state governors one of whom has tested positive for the ravaging virus.