The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, has disclosed that he tested negative to the deadly coronavirus disease.

The Presidential aide, who made this known on his verified Twitter account in Abuja on Saturday, however, advised all citizens to stay at home as recommended by relevant authorities to guide against the spread of the virus.

He said: “My test proved negative for the virus. Notwithstanding, I advise everyone that we continue the isolation and work from home.”

Shehu came under heavy criticism last weekend when he posted an invitation to a public lecturer where he was the guest speaker on his Twitter handle. This was despite the order of the government for everyone to avoid any gathering of more than 50 persons. Pictures and videos from the lecture showed hundreds of people in attendance.