COVID-19: Buhari’s daughter in self-isolation in Aso Rock
•First Lady shuts office for two weeks
An unnamed daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari has gone into self-isolation in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on her return from the United Kingdom on Thursday.
Her mother and First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, who disclosed this in a series of tweets on her verified personal handle @aishambuhari, said the daughter had to self-isolate because the United Kingdom is one of the high burden listed countries of COVID-19.
She said the daughter had not displayed any symptoms of the coronavirus.
The First Lady also announced that she has closed her office for two weeks because of the virus.
She tweeted: “Good afternoon Nigerians. Earlier today my daughter returned from the UK being among the high burden listed countries of COVID-19.
“Based on the advice of the Honourable Minister of Health, Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 and that of NCDC. She is on self-isolation, not because she displayed any symptoms of the COVID-19.
“Please, I urge all parents to do the same if possible as prevention is better than cure.
“Similarly, I have shut down my office for two weeks with immediate effect while essential staff can work from home as a result of some staff who recently returned from the UK.
“I commend the North-Western governors including Niger and Kwara on preventive measures taken to curb the spread of COVID-19 at their security meeting yesterday in Kaduna.
“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 sanitisers.
“Let’s adopt preventive measures and ensure the safety of our families and that of the general public.
“We will overcome the Covid-19 pandemic if we all take the necessary precautions at the same time!
“God bless you all.
“Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
The tweet follows:
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