The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Tuesday explored the Presidential Villa beginning from the office of the Chief Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.
It is believed that the vice president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who was not in the office on Tuesday, has gone into self-isolation. Also on self-isolation is the Deputy Chief of Staff, Ade Ipaye.
Osinbajo and Kyari sat close to each other at the last Federal Executive Council meetings held in the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa.
Their seats were separated by that of the Secretary to the Government.
Kyari, on, tested positive to COVID-19.
Kyari who was on a trip to Germany on March 7, to meet with officials of Siemens in Munich on the Nigerian electricity expansion programme, returned to the country on March 14.
According to a top government official, Kyari “is in self-isolation where he’s being monitored by medical personnel because he’s not showing severe symptoms of the disease.”
Asked if he had been moved to Abuja University Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada where victims of COVID-19 are being treated, the source replied: “it is not compulsory that everyone who tests positive must be taken to the hospital.
“If the patient is not showing severe symptoms of COVID-19, he can merely be given a bed rest”, noting that most of the victims of the disease naturally recover.
– Osinbajo works from home –
The Vice President had video conferencing with his staff, as he continues to discharge his official duties from home.
His media aide Phillip Obin revealed this on Tuesday.
Mr Obin tweeted: “COVID-19 compliant @ProfOsinbajo just concluded a meeting via video conferencing, as he continues to discharge his official duties as the Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
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