As Nigeria joins the rest of the world in the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19), one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughters has been isolated after returning to the country on Thursday.
Disclosed this, the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, said that her daughter was isolated based on the advice of the Hon. Minister of Health, Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, not because she showed any symptoms.
Although she did not disclose the name of the daughter, she added that she has shut down her office, saying: “For two weeks with immediate effect while essential staff can work from home as a result of some Staff who recently returned from the UK.”
The president daughter’s return follows the restriction the Nigerian government placed on 13 high-risk countries.
Tweeting about the development, the First Lady wrote: “Good afternoon Nigerians, earlier today (Thursday) my daughter returned from the UK being among the high-burden listed countries of COVID-19.
“Based on the advice of the Hon. Minister Of Health, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and that of NCDC, she is on self-isolation, not because she displayed any symptoms of the COVID-19.
“Please, I urge all parents to do the same, if possible, as prevention is better than cure.”
Nigeria, like other countries of the World, is battling to curb the spread of the virus that has affected the global economy.
So far, Nigeria has recorded 12 confirmed cases with the index case, an Italian who visited Nigeria, on February 27.
States across the country have announced different measures to curb the spread of the virus including banning religious gatherings of over 50 people and closure of schools.
In the meantime, 56,221 people have been tested in the UK, of which 53,595 were confirmed negative and 2,626 were confirmed positive. 103 patients in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have died.