SGF and head of COVID-19 task force, Boss Mustapha goes into isolation as Nigeria confirms 418 new infections

Chidi Samuel| The secretary of the government of the federation, and chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, on Sunday announced that he has gone into self-isolation.

Mustapha who made the disclosure in a statement seen by Alabingo.com, said the move became necessary after some members of his household tested positive for COVID-19.

“I would like to inform the general public that some members of my household tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday evening”, the statement read.

“Although they are currently asymptomatic, they have been isolated and are receiving care in one of the government treatment centres.

“My wife and I tested negative, but will remain in self-isolation and work from home according to protocols by the health authorities.

“I would like to remind all Nigerians that COVID-19 is real. As the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced last week, we are recording an increase in cases across several states.

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“Please stay safe and protect yourself. Adhere to all public health and safety measures so that we do not lose the gains we have made in the fight against COVID-19.

“As a family, we covet your prayers.

“Please Take Responsibility for yourself and to protect our country!”

-Nigeria confirms 418 new coronavirus cases

Meanwhile, Nigeria on Sunday confirmed 418 new cases of #COVID19 bringing the country’s caseload to 73,175.

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control which made the disclosure in a statement via its verified Twitter handle said the new cases were reported in 17 states and the FCT.

Lagos, the pandemic epicentre in Nigeria recorded 113 new infections, followed FCT-86, Abia-47, Kaduna-39, and Rivers-27.

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Other states with new infections include, Katsina-22, Benue-14, Oyo-13, Kano-12, Enugu-8, Edo-7, Imo-7, Bauchi-6, Ebonyi-6, Ogun-6, Ondo-4, and Nasarawa-1.

The NCDC further noted that so far, 66,090 persons have recovered from the disease with 1,197 fatalities recorded.

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