The whole of Aso Rock might soon be under quarantine.
Even the seat of power is not immune from the fear caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic currently sweeping across the world.
A previous report about Bauchi State’s Governor, Bala Mohammed’s self isolation following contact with Atiku’s son who tested positive to the virus, has sent some highly placed individuals in Buhari’s administration into a state of frenzy. The confusion at the villa is said to be caused by the possibility of the virus being imported into the villa by individuals believed to have come into contact with the Bauchi State Governor following an NGF meeting where several Governors were said to be in attendance.
And now according to a report by Sahara Reporters, Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Aba Kyari, is said to be seriously ill and in fact suspected of being infected with Coronavirus.
Sahara citing ‘a top government source’, reports that Kyari has been seriously “down” since returning from a trip abroad.
Kyari visited Germany and Egypt and only returned this week, giving credence to the fact that he may have indeed been infected with the virus.
Egypt has 327 confirmed cases of Coronavirus and 14 deaths while Germany has 29,056 infections and 123 deaths.
Though coughing severely, Kyari is said to have been attending meetings including with Buhari, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, ministers and other members of the Federal Executive Council.
Executive Chairman of Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Prof James Momoh, was said to have accompanied Kyari on the trip to both countries.
The latest development comes hours after a leaked memo showed Kyari telling Nigerian legislators, who recently returned from foreign trips, to submit themselves for Coronavirus test.
It also comes after Aisha Buhari, wife of Nigeria’s President, disclosed that one of her daughters was in self-isolation after returning from the United Kingdom, one of the high risk countries for the virus.