- The children of Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation have contracted COVID-19
- The chairman of the COVID-19 PTF made the announcement on Monday, December 21
- Mustapha who has since gone into isolation with his wife said they both tested negative
Following the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, the Secretary of the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, revealed that all four of his children tested positive for the disease, The Cable reports.
Mustapha, the chairman of the COVID-19 Presidential Task Force (PTF) made the disclosure while speaking at the daily media briefing in Abuja on Monday, December 21.
According to him, a one-year-old who is a family member also tested positive for the deadly virus.
While noting that his children are currently receiving treatment, the SGF said both he and his wife tested negative for the virus.
He also expressed concern that members of the household contracted the disease, adding that it has been a traumatic experience.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the SGF had gone into self-isolation after some members of his household tested positive for COVID-19.
Mustapha made this known in a statement sent to journalists and seen by Legit.ng on Sunday, December 13.
Meanwhile, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state has also gone into isolation after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
This was revealed in a short message posted on the governor's Twitter handle on Friday, December 18.
According to the statement, the deputy governor will oversee all activities in the state pending the outcome of the COVID-19 result of the governor.
In a related development, the federal government has expressed concerns that Nigeria could be entering the second wave in the spread of the COVID-19 virus following the rise in the number of cases in recent times.
Dr. Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, said he had directed isolation and treatment centres in the country to prepare for reopening over the new development.
The minister speaking at a COVID-19 briefing on Thursday, December 10, disclosed that Nigeria may be on the verge of a second wave judging by the increase in the number of confirmed cases in the last few days.
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