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Coronavirus: Obaseki goes into self-isolation


Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Wednesday went into self- isolation, the government has said.

The self-isolation was sequel to the governor’s close contact with the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, and Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, who have both tested positive for coronavirus.

A statement, by special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, said the governor has sent his samples for testing.

According to him, the governor has gone into self-isolation after the Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed and Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, tested positive for coronavirus.

“The governor had met Senator Mohammed at the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and National Economic Council (NEC) meetings. He also visited Mr. Kyari,” the statement said.

Osagie  said although the governor is not showing any symptoms of the virus, he has taken the necessary precaution to self-isolate to protect people that may otherwise come in contact with him.