COVID-19: Osinbajo Goes Into Self-Isolation

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Tuesday afternoon toured the Presidential Villa beginning from the office of the Chief Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.

It is believed that the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, who was not in the office on Tuesday, might have gone into self-isolation. Also on self-isolation is the Deputy Chief of Staff, Ade Ipaye.

Osinbajo and Kyari sat close to each other at the last Federal Executive Council meetings held in the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa.

Their seats were separated by that of the Secretary to the Government.

Osinbajo had also presided over the National Executive Council

Kyari, on Monday tested positive to COVID-19.

Kyari who was on a trip to Germany on March 7, to meet with officials of Siemens in Munich on Nigerian electricity expansion programme, returned to the country on March 14.

According to a top government functionary, Kyari “is in self-isolation where he’s being monitored by medical personnel because he’s not showing severe symptoms of the disease.”

Asked if he had been moved to Abuja University Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada where victims of COVID-19 are being treated, the source replied: “it is not compulsory that everyone who tests positive must be taken to the hospital.

“If the patient is not showing severe symptoms of COVID-19, he can merely be given a bed rest”, noting that most of the victims of the disease naturally recover.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, had video conferencing with his staff, as he continues to discharge his official duties from home.
Phillip Obin, his aide on New Media, tweeted this on his verified twitter handle @PhilipObin.

He tweeted “#COVID-19 compliant @ProfOsinbajo just concluded a meeting via video conferencing, as he continues to discharge his official duties as the Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

Meanwhile, a presidential source has confirmed that Osinbajo is on self-isolation.
The source said that the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 will confirm it officially to the media.

The source also disclosed that the presidential taskforce has asked that all those exposed to Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, should go on self-isolation.