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COVID-19 Hits Aso Rock, as Garba Shehu, Others Test Positive

COVID-19 Hits Aso Rock, as Garba Shehu, Others Test Positive

The senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, and two other aides to president in the State House have reportedly tested positive to COVID-19.

Reports said apart from Shehu, others who were diagnosed with the infection after PCR test results were released are the Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to the President, Yusuf Dodo, and Chief Security Officer (CSO), Aliyu Musa.

There are also insinuations that the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, has been infected with the virus.

While report of the spread of the infection filtered in, there was palpable anxiety within the Aso Rock Presidential Villa where those who came in contact with the infected persons have also been asked to isolate.

Official confirmation of the latest development was yet to be made public as at the time of filling this report.

However, those affected by COVID-19 are being discovered after visiting South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa tested positive to the virus.

None of the affected persons is thought to be seriously affected by the virus because they are fully vaccinated, according to another report.

The report quoted Shehu to have said:

“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.”

 

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Faruk Khalil
Faruk Khalilhttps://nigeriansketch.com/
Khalil Faruk (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), has a Bachelors and Master's degree in Political Science and has worked as a reporter, features editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief respectively in a leading Nigerian daily. He has undergone trainings in journalism, photo journalism and online journalism within and outside Nigeria.

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