- Asishana Okauru, the director-general of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum revealed he and his family have gone into self-isolation
- Okauru took the preventive step after he was exposed to Bauchi state governor who tested positive for coronavirus
- The NGF DG further said he and wife would be tested for the deadly disease
Amid escalating coronavirus tension as a result of the spread, Asishana Okauru, the director-general of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), on Wednesday, March 25, announced that he and his entire household have embarked on self-isolation.
Okauru in a statement said he was taking the preventive measure because of his exposure to Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state who tested positive to the virus, Premium Times reports.
He said: “I attended different meetings of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and the Nigerian Economic Council last week, which were also attended by the Bauchi State Governor.”
While urging those who were invited for presentations at the meetings to observe self-isolation, he noted that all members of the forum that were exposed like himself are already in self-isolation.
The NGF DG went on to note that he and his wife would undergo a coronavirus test this week. He also said that the staff of organizations that his wife is affiliated with has already begun working from home.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the governor of Bauchi state has tested positive for the global pandemic known as coronavirus. This news was confirmed on Tuesday, March 24, by Mukhtar Gidado, the senior special assistant to Governor Mohammed on media.
This came just one day after the governor made it known that he was in self-isolation at his official residence in the state.
Similarly, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported that there are two new cases of coronavirus in Nigeria. The NCDC via its official Twitter account on Tuesday, March 23, revealed that one case is from Osun while the other one is from Nigeria's megacity, Lagos.
The tweet read: “Two new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 1 in Lagos and 1 in Osun. “Both cases are returning travellers to Nigeria in the last 7 days."
In other news, amid escalating coronavirus tension, President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned an emergency meeting with the security chiefs.
The meeting, which was held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, came in after the president's encounter with the members of the presidential task force on coronavirus led by Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation.
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