Nigeria’s chief justice contracts COVID-19

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Nigeria’s Chief Justice Tanko Muhammad has tested positive for COVID-19, local media reported Tuesday.

Muhammad is currently in Dubai receiving treatment, said Justice Ibrahim Saulawa, a member of the Supreme Court, as quoted by news website The Nation.

Muhammad was reportedly absent at the swearing-in of dozens of senior advocates.

Health authorities in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, have confirmed 1,197 deaths due to COVID-19. The tally of cases is at 73,374 with 66,314 recoveries.

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