Despite the domestic lock down of the first family where the First Lady, Aisha Buhari ensured that President Buhari compulsorily stayed in the other room without any contact, the President, Patmos Media Line can reveal is sick.
This has brought palpable apprehension to the Villa.
President Buhari and Abba Kyari at the Villa recently.
The President was reported to be coughing severally and disturbingly despite testing negative of the COVID-19 virus. That coughing was what was first noticed in his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari who tested positive.
President Buhari is reportedly being attended to by top medical personnel at the Aso Clinic located inside the Villa not the one beside the Military Officers’ Mess in Asokoro that is opened for public use.
It was gathered that the Clinic had to bring in a ventilator from an undisclosed hospital and an emergency Intensive Care Unit (ICU) unit is in use for Mr. President.
It is not known where Abba Kyari is receiving treatment but an awaited Press Conference to be addressed by Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Enahire and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 will address that and other issues within the Villa.
Up till now, the Presidency has not told us the health status of a daughter of Mr. President said said to be in self-isolation by Mrs. Buhari.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osibajo Patmos Media Line reported has been in self-isolation conducting his meetings via video conferencing.
Three unnamed aides of the Chief of Staff had tested positive which warranted the Presidential Task Force to visit his office on Tuesday for inspection.
THE VP, Prof Yemi Osibajo
The apprehension was also transferred to the State House Press crew which was pruned from 100 to only 13 This Day Newspaper reported.
A circular by a Deputy Director Information at the Presidency, Mr. Attah Esa said the pruning was done in accordance with the directive to reduce the number of people gathering anywhere to 50.
As at 7:00 am of Wednesday 25th march 46 cases of COVID-19 are confirmed in Nigeria.
Health Minister wrote on his Tweeter handle that Lagos has 30, FCT 8, Ogun 3, Bauchi 1, Ekiti 1, Ogun 1 and Oyo 1. Two people were discharged and there was a death case.
Dr. Ehanire stated that the new cases all have recent international travel history.
He wrote a long message in another Tweet : “We must take responsibility by taking the importance of self-isolation and social distancing cannot be overstressed: you reduce chances of exposure and of spreading COVID-19 to family and friends, you reduce number of contacts and resources needed for contact tracing”.
- Eniola Olatunji.