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Updated: Presidency confirms BusinessDay story, say Buhari still in self isolation, not on life support

...As SGF, PTF COVID19- team, Ministers stay at home


The presidency has confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari is in self isolation, but denied that he is on life support.

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The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie stated this in her twitter handle @NGRPresident on Social Media.

The Presidential Intensive Care Unit inside Aso Villa has remain activated and placed on standby, even as President Muhammadu Buhari continue his self-isolation inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The President had been in self isolation despite testing negative to the Corona virus.

This is just as members of the Presidential Task Force on the Corona Virus pandemic, headed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF , Boss Mustapha, has suspended all briefings.

Several briefings listed since on Tuesday to enlighten members of the public on the pandemic were canceled without explanations.

But insider source close to the team told BusinessDay that the decision to “cancel the briefings is not unconnected with the need for members who had contact with the President’s Chief of Staff CoS , Abba Kyari, to embark of self isolation”

The task force, made up of notable personalities, is headed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, as Chairman.

Others, include Sani Aliyu – National Coordinator, Minister of Health, Minister of Interior and the Minister of Aviation

The task force also have Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Services, Minister of Education, Minister of Information and Culture, Minister of Environment, the Director-General, State Services, Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the World Health Organisation, WHO Country Representatives in Nigeria, as members.

Recall that the SGF and Ministers had attended the weekly federal executive council meeting with the CoS , before the results of the Corona virus test that came out positive for the CoS.

Based on the above, Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire is also reported to be observing self isolation and has not made any public briefing in the last two days.

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