The Nigerian Army has disclosed that 26 Generals and other senior officers have so far tested positive for COVID-19.
Also, 417 officers had undergone testing for coronavirus after the General Officer Commanding 6 Division, Port Harcourt, Maj. Gen. John Irefin, died from COVID-19 complications during the annual Chief of Army Staff Conference in Abuja last Thursday.
Brig. Gen. Sagir Musa, acting Director of Army Public Relations, disclosed this in a statement that all the officers and soldiers working at the Army Headquarters were being tested, while COVID-19 protocols were being strictly enforced across all units and formations of the NA.
It is feared that the aides to the infected generals, including drivers, orderlies, cooks and other close acquaintances, may have contracted the coronavirus.