Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has gone into self-isolation in accordance with the measures recommended by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Laolu Akande, the media aide to Osinbajo, made this known in a tweet on his verified Twitter handle on Tuesday.
POLITICS NIGERIA understands that Osinbajo went into self-isolation after the Chief of Staff to President Muhammdu Buhari, Abba Kyari tested positive for Coronavirus on Monday.
This new medium learned that Osinbajo has had several contacts with Kyari since he returned from Germany on 14 March where he contracted the virus.
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
The Chief of Staff didn’t isolate himself and one of his contacts was the Vice President, who always sit by him during executive council meetings.
President Muhammadu Buhari, however, escaped being infected with the disease as he tested negative for coronavirus.
It was gathered on Tuesday that the vice president, as a precautionary, measure went into self-isolation Monday night immediately he was informed of Kyari’s test result.
Meanwhile, three aides to Kyari have reportedly tested positive for coronavirus after coming in contact with their boss.
It was gathered that other members of staff in Kyari’s office have been asked to self-isolate.
As of Tuesday evening, the NCDC has confirmed 44 cases of coronavirus in Nigeria which includes Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State.