- As Kyari’s 3 Staff Contract Virus
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has gone into self-isolation. The decision is not unconnected with the test result carried out on the Chief of staff to the President, Abba Kyari which came out positive Tuesday.
According to Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a tweet on Tuesday, the Vice President has been “conducting his meetings via video conferencing while observing social distance.”
VP Osinbajo yesterday at the office conducted his meetings via video conferencing, while observing social distancing. Today, he continues his work from the home office, as he is in self-isolation in accordance with NCDC protocols. Photo: Tolani Alli pic.twitter.com/dRYqlTL8cc
— Laolu Akande (@akandeoj) March 24, 2020
Though it is not exactly clear when Osinbajo went into self isolation but from the picture which appeared in the tweet, he held a meeting with some persons on Tuesday, indicating that he must have self-isolated himself after the meeting.
Akande’s tweet comes after it emerged that the Chief of Staff to the President and three of his staff had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Kyari is believed to have been infected during his recent trip to Germany where he met with officials of Siemens in Munich on Nigeria’s electricity expansion programme.
The Chief of Staff was said to have returned on March 14 and, apparently, did not show any symptoms of being infected with the virus at the time.
Kyari and the three staff at his office who tested positive for the contagion are currently receiving medical care as Nigeria’s registered cases jumped from 40 to 44 on Tuesday.
The Ministry of Health and Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC), the two bodies at the forefront of the country’s response against the virus, have repeatedly advised Nigerians to self-quarantine, especially if they just returned from a foreign trip.
On Monday, NCDC chief, Chikwe Ihekweazu, said the nation’s major coronavirus threat comes from those coming in from outside its borders.