Coronavirus: Niger governor takes Covid-19 test, goes on self-isolation

Coronavirus: Niger governor takes Covid-19 test, goes on self-isolation

- Governor Abubakar Sani Bello said he has gone on self-isolation after possible exposure to persons who have tested positive for Covid-19

- Governor Bello said he and his family members have undergone the Covid-19 test and are waiting for their results as they all self-isolate

- The Niger state governor also instructed his close aides and cabinet members who might have had contact with him to self-isolate

The governor of Niger state, Abubakar Sani Bello, has reportedly gone on self-isolation after possible exposure to some of Nigeria's confirmed coronavirus cases.

The Nation reports that Governor Bello took the decision to self-isolate following his presence at the Nigeria Governors’ Forum meeting which was held on Wednesday, March 18.

Legit.ng notes that the meeting was attended by a lot of Governors, including Bala Mohammed of Bauchi, who has tested positive for Covid-19.

Mary Noel Berje, Governor Bello's media aide, said the Niger state governor has been tested and is now awaiting his status as he self-isolates.

Member of Governor Bello's family have also undergone the test and are waiting for their results.

The governor has also instructed his close aides and cabinet members who might have had contact with him to self-isolate.

Recall that Governor Bello had earlier declared a lockdown in the state, imposing restriction of movement from 8am to 8pm.

The restriction of movement which the governor announced in a state broadcast on Monday, March 23, will commence on Wednesday, March 25.

Governor Bello said the move became necessary due to the new cases emerging from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), noting theta Niger state is very close to the FCT.

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In a similar development, Ekiti state has been plunged into anxiety after Governor Kayode Fayemi confirmed he has taken coronavirus test after meeting with two confirmed cases.

Fayemi made this known in a tweet on his verified official Twitter handle on Wednesday morning, March, 25.

The governor's revelation came in barely twenty-four hours after President Muhammadu Buhari's chief of staff, Abba Kyari, tested positive to the deadly infection.

The fear at Aso Rock was heightened as three aides who established contact with the chief of staff also allegedly tested positive for the virus.

Similarly, the presidency has confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari tested negative for the novel coronavirus infection.

Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity made the confirmation in a statement on Wednesday, March 25.

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