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Osinbajo in self-isolation after Abba Kyari tested positive for COVID-19

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is currently in self-isolation following the COVID-19 positive status of Abba Kyari, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff.

We reported that Kyari who visited Germany few weeks ago tested positive to the deadly virus on Tuesday.

The President’s COS was exposed to many top politicians since his return from Germany. He was in Kogi State at the burial of Governor Yahaya Bello’s mother last Saturday.

Kyari was also exposed to Buhari (whose COVID-19 result is alleged negative), Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, aides working with the COS (three of which tested positive yesterday) and other top officials.

Laolu Akande, Osinbajo’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, revealed that the VP has begun observing social distancing according to the advice of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

“VP Osinbajo yesterday at the office conducted his meetings via video conferencing while observing social distancing,” Akande said.

“Today, he continues his work from the home office, as he is in self-isolation in accordance with NCDC protocols,” he tweeted Tuesday evening,” he added.

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