- John Tsoho, the Federal High Court chief judge, has gone on self-isolation after possible exposure to COVID-19
- The chief judge, members of his family, and close aides have undergone coronavirus test and are waiting for the results while they all self-isolate
- Tsoho in a statement also instructed that members of his key staff in the office do the same
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Following possible exposure to a confirmed case of COVID -19, John Tsoho, the chief judge of the Federal High Court (FHC), has gone on self-isolation, the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports.
This was disclosed in a statement on Friday, July 17, by Catherine Oby Nwandu, the acting information officer of FHC.
Tsoho along with members of his immediate family and close aides have undergone coronavirus test. He also ordered some key staff to go and get tested while they wait for the results of screening tests.
The chief judge went on to urge members of staff to go about their duties while ensuring that they are well protected and following all other precautionary measures.
“The Federal High Court recognises that health and safety are paramount in the sphere of justice delivery.
“The Court is thus following medical protocols and all precautionary measures for the COVID – 19 prescribed by global and national health authorities.
“His lordship has further encouraged strict compliance with the precautionary medical protocols issued by national and international health authorities to curb the spread of COVID 19,” the statement reads in part.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the federal government has warned that very important personalities might face jail terms if found guilty of flouting of COVID-19 protocol put in place at domestic airports.
The minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika, gave the warning on Thursday, July 16, in Abuja at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19. He said there were ongoing investigations to ascertain if a former governor, Abdulaziz Yari, and Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa state, flouted COVID-19 protocol as reported recently.
In other news, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) revealed what causes the delay in the release of the COVID-19 laboratory test results.
Chikwe Ihekweazu, the director-general of the NCDC, at the briefing of the COVID-19 Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Thursday, July 16, said the major factor affecting the delay is the process of the test and getting the results from the laboratory to the patient.
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