Laolu Akande the Spokesman to the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in a tweet on Tuesday said the Vice President is currently in self-quarantine over the spread of Coronavirus also known as COVID-19.
Mr Akande’s tweet is coming less than 24 hours after it emerged that the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Abba Kyari, has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Ministry of Health and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the two bodies at the forefront of the country’s response against the virus, have repeatedly advised Nigerians to self-quarantine, especially if they just returned from a foreign trip.
NCDC chief, Chikwe Ihekweazu on Monday, said the nation’s major coronavirus threat comes from those coming in from outside its borders.
VP Osinbajo yesterday at the office conducted his meetings via video conferencing, while observing social distancing. Today, he continues his work from the home office, as he is in self-isolation in accordance with NCDC protocols. Photo: Tolani Alli pic.twitter.com/dRYqlTL8cc— Laolu Akande (@akandeoj) March 24, 2020