Covid-19: Buhari’s daughter in self-isolation as First Lady closes office


Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has announced that one of her daughters who returned to the country from the United Kingdom this afternoon (Thursday) has gone into self-isolation.

Mrs Buhari announced this via her verified twitter handle @aishambuhari but hastened to add that she has not displayed any symptoms of #Coronavirus.

She also said her office had been shut for two weeks directing her staff to work from home.

The series of tweets read:

“Good afternoon Nigerians,
Earlier today 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 .

“Similarly, I have shut down my office 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 .

“Let’s keep following the
advice of the Federal Ministry of Health and the NCDC, which encourages maintaining social distancing, high hygiene culture through regular washing of hands with soaps and sanitizers.

“Let’s adopt preventive measures and ensure the safety of our families and that of General public.

“We will overcome the Covid-19 pandemic if we all take the necessary precautions at the same time”

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