The second wave of the dreaded corona virus in the country has taken a new twist, with top government testing positive for the disease, the latest being the family members of the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha.
With this this development, The SGF has gone into isolation and this was announced in a statement issued on Sunday.
According to the statement, Mustapha and his wife tested negative for the virus and are currently in self-isolation.
Coincidentally, the SGF, is the chairman of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19, but the persons who tested positive are asymptomatic, but have been moved to a treatment centre.
“I would like to inform the general public that some members of my household tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday evening,” he said.
“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.Advertisement
“I would like to remind all Nigerians that COVID-19 is real. As the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced last week, we are recording an increase in cases across several states.
“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!”
The development comes amid concerns of a second wave of infections, as the number of new cases have continued to rise in recent times. The SGF case is coming justified days after the Governor of Lagos state Mr Babajide Sanwolu and the Governor of Kaduna state Mallam Nasir El-Rufuai who is testing positive for the second time.