WHILST the test carried on President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday over the dreadful coronavirus by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) showed negative, his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari tested positive on the dreadful disease.
From reports, it is presumed that the Chief of Staff who recently represented President Buhari at an event in Germany on 7th March where he held meetings with Siemens group on the Nigeria electricity expansion programme probably contracted the disease from there. Kyari returned to Nigeria on 14th March.
Following the development, Kyari has since self-quarantined himself and undergoing treatment.
The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has also gone in self-isolation on account of the increasing number of top government officials who have tested positive to the infection.
In a statement by his spokesperson, Laolu Akande, the Vice President has been conducting his meetings via video conferencing while observing social distance.
According to NCDC, two new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Nigeria; one in Lagos and one in Osun. Both cases are returning travelers to Nigeria in the last 7 days. For a breakdown of cases by states, Lagos – 30; FCT – 8; Ogun – 3; Ekiti – 1; Oyo – 1; Edo – 1; Bauchi – 1, and Osun – 1.
So far, there are 46 confirmed cases in Nigeria while 2 have been discharged from treatment while one death recorded. Out of the 46 confirmed cases, 43 are on categorized as ‘active cases’.
Resulting from the above, the National Health Service (NHS) enjoins the public to stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading.
Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus. You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
- Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.
- One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household.
- Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home
How to stop infection spreading
There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with coronavirus.
- Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds.
- Use hand sanitizer gel if soap and water are not available.
- Wash your hands as soon as you get back home.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.
- Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
- Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
Looking after your health and wellbeing