Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha has gone into self-isolation as some members of his household has tested positive for COVID-19 following tests carried out.
In a statement issued by Mustapha on Sunday, the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 who tested negative alongside his wife will remain in self-isolation and work from home – in line with the standing protocols.
“I would like to inform the general public that some members of my household tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday evening,” he stated.
“Although they are currently asymptomatic, they have been isolated and are receiving care in one of the government treatment centres.
“My wife and I tested negative, but will remain in self-isolation and work from home according to protocols by the health authorities.”
The Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19 also implored Nigerians to observe the protocols and safety measures required to curb the virus following the increased number of cases this past week.
“I would like to remind all Nigerians that COVID-19 is real. As the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced last week, we are recording an increase in cases across several states.
“Please stay safe and protect yourself. Adhere to all public health and safety measures so that we do not lose the gains we have made in the fight against COVID-19.
“As a family, we covet your prayers. Please take responsibility for yourself and to protect our country!”
Number of confirmed cases in Nigeria has surpassed 72,000 with last week’s tally being the highest recorded by the country in a single week.