Several presidential aides have tested positive for Covid-19 and have been placed on self-isolation.
The permanent secretary in the State House, Tijani Umar; the President’s Aide-de-camp (ADC), Yusuf Dodo; his chief security officer (CSO), Aliyu Musa; and his senior special assistant (media and publicity), Garba Shehu, were among those affected, according to Premium Times.
The results were confirmed positive during the week, according to the online newspaper.
According to the report, Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, is also infected with the virus.
They are all fully vaccinated, it is unlikely that they will be seriously affected by the virus.
“I have no confirmation of the cases you mentioned,” Shehu said in the report, “but yes, I have been afflicted by the mild variant of the COVID-19.” I was fine from the start, perhaps because one had received all three jabs, and I am now 100 percent. I just finished a one-hour running workout.
“However, the strange thing about this illness is that scientists, not you, will say you’re fine. I’m currently taking my medications and isolating, and I’ll return for a test to see if the virus is still present or has left me. Thank you for your generosity.”
In the aftermath of the Omicron variant, testing in the presidential villa had recently increased to ensure the virus’s containment.
Mrs. Aisha Buhari’s recent directive to her staff to go on indefinite leave is thought to be linked to the need to prevent the spread of coronavirus around the first family.
She had previously issued a similar directive as Covid-19 began to gain traction in the country.
“Have you read the Premium Times report?” Shehu asked when contacted on Saturday about the report. To the best of my knowledge, everything I said there is true. What’s true is that I’m self-isolating and taking my medication, but I’m not aware of any other cases.”
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