One of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari has been isolated after returning to the country from the UK on Thursday.
The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, who confirmed the news, said her daughter was isolated not because she showed any symptoms but “based on the advice of the Hon. Minister Of Health, Presidential Taskforce of the virus.”
Aisha did not disclose the name of the daughter.
“I have directed the shut down of 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.
“Let’s keep adhering to the advice of the Federal Ministry of Health and NCDC which encourages maintaining social distancing, high hygiene culture through regular washing of hands with soaps and sanitisers.
“Let’s adopt preventive measures and ensure the safety of our families and the general public,” she said.
The president’s daughter returned after the Nigerian government placed a travel ban on countries that have recorded over 1000 coronavirus cases.
Nigeria, like other countries of the world, is struggling to curb the spread of the virus that has affected the global economy.
So far, Nigeria has recorded 22 confirmed cases with the index case, an Italian who visited Nigeria on February 27.