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Atiku’s daughter-in-law, grandchildren test negative for COVID-19


Badriyya, the daughter-in-law of ex-Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and his grandchildren on Monday tested negative to the COVID-19.

The woman’s husband, Mohammed, who is also the ex-Vice President’s son, is currently being quarantined at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, after he tested positive for the virus on Sunday.

However, his wife and children are on self-isolation at their home in Taslee Palm City Estate, Uruguay Street, Maitama, Abuja.

Badriyya is the daughter of a former Governor of Bauchi State, Ahmed Muazu, who is also a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Vice-Chairman of the Palm City Estate, Mr. Zakari Aliyu, told journalists the patient’s immediate family had all tested negative for the disease.

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Aliyu said, “The man was taken away by the NCDC around 1:00 a.m. He tested positive but his wife and children all tested negative. However, they are all on self-isolation for the 14-day window and I commend the wife for cooperating with us. There is no cause for panic.

“If his immediate family has tested negative, then it is unlikely that anyone else in the estate has it.”

Meanwhile, the estate management has issued a directive, restricting non-resident domestic servants from coming into the estate.

In a circular on Monday, the estate advised residents to limit the number of visitors and asked parents to ensure less interaction between their children.

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