Nigeria recorded its first case of the pandemic last month and since then calls for Nigerians to practise social distancing and self-isolation have repeatedly been canvassed for.
Mr Obin said his principal has resorted to video conference while discharging his duties as the number two citizen of the country.
Of the 44 confirmed cases, 41 are active cases while 2 have been discharged with 1 death recorded.
An online news medium had reported that the presidential spokesman recently met with Mr Kyari alongside the state governor of Kogi, Yahaya Bello.
The Governor’s Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mukhtar Gidado, announced this afternoon in a statement that his principal tested positive.
The breakdown of cases by states in real time, shows Lagos leading with 29 cases, followed by Abuja with 7 cases, Ogun 3 cases while Ekiti, Oyo, Edo have one case each.
This is coming three days after he queried members of the House of Representatives on why they failed to submit themselves for test at the airport having returned to the country recently.
Two of these cases are returning travellers.
He advised that those who have met with COVID-19 cases should willingly submit themselves to authority or risk being fished out by security agencies.
The governor and the son of the top politician met on their way to Abuja from Lagos, TODAY POLITICS learnt.