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Coronavirus: Aisha Buhari shuts down office, as daughter isolates self

Aisha Buhari 

There are indications that the daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari has gone into self-isolation soon after returning from the United Kingdom, even as her mother, Aisha Buhari, has shut down her office.

Aisha Buhari tweeted that “Earlier today my daughter returned from the UK being among the high Burden listed countries coronavirus.

“Based on the advice of the Hon. Minister Of Health, Presidential Taskforce on coronavirus and that of NCDC, she is on Self Isolation, not because she displayed any symptoms of the coronavirus.

She therefore, urged all parents to do same for their children and relations who are returning from outside the country.

“Please I urge all parents to do the same if possible as prevention is better than cure,” she said.

“Similarly, I have shut down my office for two weeks with immediate effect while essential staff can work from home as a result of some Staff who recently returned from the UK.

“I commend the North Western Governors including Niger and Kwara on preventive measures taken to curb the spread of coronavirus at their security meeting yesterday in Kaduna.

“Let’s keep following the advice of the Federal Ministry of Health and the NCDC, which encourages maintaining social distancing, high hygiene culture through regular washing of hands with soaps and sanitizers.

She urged Nigerians to adopt preventive measures and ensure the safety of their families and that of General public.

“We will overcome the coronavirus pandemic if we all take the necessary precautions at the same time,” she said.

In a related development, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), has directed that all schools within the FCT be shut down with effect from Friday 20th March, 2020.

The FCTA also directed all large business premises without sanitizers and other safety measures are to be shut with immediate effect.

The administration also directed that all social gatherings and religious activities be restricted as the number of cases increase in Nigeria arising from those coming into the country from high-risk nations.

Tony Ailemen, Abuja