One of the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari daughters has been isolated after returning to the country on Thursday.
The First Lady Aisha Buhari, who disclosed this, said her daughter was isolated not because she showed any symptoms but “based on the advice of the Hon. Minister Of Health, Presidential Task force on COVID – 19.”
Aisha did not disclose the name of the daughter.
She also added that she has shut down her 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.”
The president daughter’s return was after the Nigerian government placed a travel ban on countries that have recorded over 1000 coronavirus cases.
As of 18 March 2020, 56,221 people have been tested in the UK, of which 53,595 were confirmed negative and 2,626 were confirmed positive. 103 patients in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have died.
Nigeria, like other countries of the World, is battling to curb the spread of the pathogens that has affected global economy.
So far, Nigeria has recorded 12 confirmed cases with the index case, an Italian who visited Nigeria, on February 27.
States have announced different measures to curb the spread of the virus including banning religious gatherings of over 50 people, closure of schools.