The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has revealed that one of her daughters is on self-isolation; mainly as a precautionary measure for the dreaded coronavirus after returning to the country on Thursday.
Equally important, she had held back the identity of the isolated daughter. However, she revealed that the daughter was isolated not because she showed any symptoms.
She disclosed this on her personal handle on the micro-blogging site, Twitter.
‘‘Based on the advice of the Hon. Minister of Health, Presidential Task Force on COVID – 19 and that of NCDC; she is on self-isolation, not because she displayed any symptoms of the Covid-19.’’
Good afternoon Nigerians,
Earlier today my daughter returned from the UK being among the high Burden listed countries of COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/cku3bzcIJS
— Aisha M. Buhari (@aishambuhari) March 19, 2020
Further, she urged all parents to toe the same path with their children; even as she held that prevention is better than cure. In addition, the First Lady revealed that she has shut down her office for two weeks with immediate effect. She added that essential staff have been encouraged to work from home.
This, she disclosed, was as a result of some staff who recently returned from the UK.
Also, she has advised Nigerians to observe the advice of the health authorities and practice proper hygiene, as a means of controlling the spread of the coronavirus.
‘‘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. Let’s adopt preventive measures and ensure the safety of our families and that of general public. We will overcome the Covid-19 pandemic if we all take the necessary precautions at the same time!’’
Meanwhile, the Federal Government had placed a ban on travel to countries highly affected by the novel coronavirus.
Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), announced this on Tuesday, March 17; after a closed door meeting with the Presidential Task Force Committee on coronavirus in Abuja.
The countries are China, Iran, South Korea, Germany, Italy, USA, UK, Switzerland, Norway, Netherlands, Spain, France and Japan.