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.