Several presidential aides have tested positive for Covid-19 and have been placed on self-isolation.
The permanent secretary at the State House, Tijani Umar; the President’s Aide-de-camp (ADC), Yusuf Dodo; his chief security officer (CSO), Aliyu Musa; and his senior special assistant (media and publicity), Garba Shehu, were among those affected, according to Premium Times Saturday.
Their results were verified positive during the week, according to PREMIUM TIMES.
According to the report, Lai Mohammed, the minister of communication and culture, is also infected with the virus.
Because they are all properly vaccinated, it is unlikely that they will be adversely impacted by the virus.
The report quoted Shehu as saying: “I have no confirmation of the cases you mentioned, but yes I have been afflicted by the mild variant of the COVID-19. I felt okay from the beginning, maybe because one had received all three jabs, and right now, I feel 100 per cent. I just finished my hour-long running exercise.
“But the strange thing about this ailment is that it is the scientists, not you, that will say you are okay. Right now, I’m taking my prescriptions and isolating, and would go back for a test to ascertain if the virus is still here or it has left me. Thanks for your goodwill.”
Testing had recently been ramp up in the presidential villa in the wake of the Omicron variant to ensure the containment of the virus.
When Shehu was reached over the report Saturday, he said: “Have you read the Premium Times report? What I said in it is the truth to the best of my knowledge. What is true is that I know about myself that I’m self-isolating and taking my medication, but I know of no other case.”