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Coronavirus: Abba Kyari’s Staff Test Positive As Buhari Shut Down Aso Rock



Three staff in the of the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, have reportedly tested positive to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Naija News reports that the identities of the trio are unknown yet.

The condition of President Muhammadu Buhari‘s chief of staff and his aides has forced the Presidential Villa to shut down as non-essential staff have been asked to stay away.

Kyari was in Germany in early March with other Nigerian officials to meet with Siemens AG over Nigeria’s electricity situation.

There are fears that the CoS didn’t isolate himself as he attended several meetings and met many individuals.

A Presidential source, who sought anonymity, confirmed to The Nation that all persons suspected to have been exposed to the Chief of Staff to the President have been advised self-isolate.

He added that the advice might be responsible for why many people who were expected to be at work were unavailable, adding that the advised self-isolate had commenced in earnest.

Meanwhile, many aides of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, aside his media aide, Laolu Akande, did not report to duty on Tuesday.

Osinbajo himself was said to have resumed work behind schedule on Monday.

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.