A daughter to President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday returned from the United Kingdom, UK amid fears of Coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria.
Although she did not display any symptoms of COVID-19, she will however undergo test to medically ascertain her fitness before mingling with her family members in Aso Rock Villa, which include the President himself.
The Buhari-led government government had on Wednesday imposed a travel ban on 13 high risk countries of COVID-19 including UK.
The ban is to take effect from March 21st even as Nigeria continues to record new cases of coronavirus.
Aisha Buhari took to Twitter page disclosing that her daughter who just returned from the UK has been self-isolated according to instructions from the Ministry of Health and will remain so for 14 days.
Aisha further advised Nigerians to adhere to safety precautions in order to stop the spread of the deadly disease.
Her post read: “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 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.
“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 sanitizers.”
Meanwhile, four new cases were confirmed in Lagos State on Thursday bringing the total number of coronavirus patients in Nigeria to twelve (12).