Coronavirus: Osun senator, 20 judges in self-isolation after arriving from high-risk countries

Coronavirus: Osun senator, 20 judges in self-isolation after arriving from high-risk countries

- Senator Ajibola Basiru (Osun central) has gone on self-isolation after arriving from the United Kingdom

- Twenty judges from the state have also gone into isolation following their trip to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates

- Nigeria currently has 51 confirmed coronavirus cases, with one of the cases recorded in Osun

Ajibola Basiru, senator representing Osun central, and 20 judges in the state, have gone on self-isolation over concerns that they may have been exposed to coronavirus.

Basiru had announced that he self-isolated after his return from the United Kingdom, one of the countries on Nigeria’s travel ban list.

Rafiu Isamotu, the state commissioner for health, announced on Wednesday, March 25, that the judges also took precaution following their return from an international conference in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates between Monday, March 9 and Friday, March 13, The Cable reports.

Coronavirus: Osun senator, 20 judges in self-isolation after arriving from high-risk countries

Osun senator, 20 judges in self-isolation after arriving from high-risk countries. Photo credit: Time News
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The commissioner said since the judges returned from UAE, they had isolated themselves at their various homes as part of precautionary measures to stop the spread of the virus.

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Isamotu said at present, the judges have not shown any symptoms, adding that the government was keeping a close eye on them.

Nigeria currently has 51 confirmed coronavirus cases, with one of the cases recorded in Osun.

The five latest cases confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) include two in Lagos, two are in Abuja while the remaining one is in Rivers state.

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Meanwhile, amidst coronavirus scare in Aso Rock Villa, the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, has tested negative for the global disease also known as Covid-19.

This was made public by Femi Ojudu, the special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on political affairs, on Wednesday, March 25.

Giving updates on the coronavirus case throughout the world on his official Facebook page, Ojudu said: “Vice President Yemi Osinbajo tests negative."

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Osinbajo went into self-isolation.

According to the report, also on self-isolation is the chief of staff to the vice president, Ade Ipaye, who is also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria like Osinbajo.

Osinbajo and Kyari sat close to each other at the last Federal Executive Council meetings held in the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa.

Kyari, chief of staff to the president has since tested positive to the viral disease.

The chief of staff who was on a trip to Germany on Saturday, March 7, to meet with officials of Siemens in Munich on Nigerian electricity expansion programme, returned to the country on Saturday, March 14.

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