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Buhari’s wife shuts down office over Coronavirus

The President’s wife, Aisha Buhari, on Thursday, shut down her office for two weeks in a bid to halt the spread of Coronavirus in the country.

The Nigerian government had earlier on Thursday confirmed four fresh cases of Coronavirus, bringing to 12 the number of confirmed cases in the country.

It was gathered that one of the President wife’s aides had traveled to London but when the woman returned, Mrs. Buhari advised her to stay away for 14 days.

But the staff reportedly shunned the advice.

Mrs. Buhari had earlier on Thursday confirmed her daughter’s self-isolation in a tweet on her Twitter handle @aishambuhari.

She said: “Good afternoon Nigerians, earlier today my daughter returned from the UK which is among the high- burden listed countries of COVID-19.

“Based on the advice of the Hon. 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-West Governors including that of Niger and Kwara States on preventive measures taken to curb the spread of COVID-19 at their security meeting in Kaduna.

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“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 !”

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