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Presidency: President Buhari won’t undergo another coronavirus test

President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in three National Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

A source in the Presidency has said that there will be no need to subject President Muhammadu Buhari to another test so long as there was no contact between him and the Brazilian Health Minister, Marcelo Queiroga, who tested positive for COVID-19 at the ongoing United Nations General Assembly.

Newsmen had on Tuesday reported that Queiroga tested positive for the virus after attending the UNGA in New York that was inaugurated by his President, Jair Bolsonaro, according to an official statement.

Queiroga, who had received a COVID-19 vaccine, was the second member of the Brazilian delegation to test positive for the virus since arriving in New York for the UN gathering.

The 55-year-old health minister will quarantine in the US even as the rest of the delegation has returned to Brazil.

Speaking with newsmen on Wednesday, the source said that the recent developments have nothing to do with Buhari and will not require additional tests on the President, especially when there was no known contact between both leaders.

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