Osinbajo in self-isolation over coronavirus

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has gone into self-isolation to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the country.

Prof. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, confirmed this via a tweet on Tuesday night.

Mr Akande said the Vice President has been conducting his meetings via video conferencing while observing social distancing.

He wrote: “VP Osinbajo yesterday at the office conducted his meetings via video conferencing, while observing social distancing. Today, he continues his work from the home office, as he is in self-isolation in accordance with NCDC protocols.”

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has repeatedly called for self-quarantine as a precautionary tool in stopping the further spread of the virus.

Akande’s tweet comes after it emerged that the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Mr Kyari is believed to have been infected during his recent trip to Germany where he met with officials of Siemens in Munich on Nigeria’s electricity expansion programme.

Kyari was said to have returned on March 14 and did not show any symptoms of being infected with the virus at the time.