President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, ordered all federal government officials, including the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, who had just returned from an official assignment in Germany, to go on self-isolation.
Germany is listed among the most hit countries of coronavirus in Europe.
The development was as a result of their refusal to embark on self-isolation.
“Some of them were reported to have been coughing loudly and continuously around the Villa last week, including at the FEC meeting presided over by the President.
“The Presidential order is to ensure that the Presidency sets a good example regarding social distancing and discouragement of large gatherings.
“He has ordered that all FG officials who may have recently returned from a trip to any of the high burden countries must be made to isolate even where they refuse to do so voluntarily,’’ Villa sources told newsmen.