By Sylvanus Okpe
Following the directive by the Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) that persons who had contacts with the Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Muhammed and Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, to take precautionary measures, Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has gone into self-isolation having had contacts with the two victims.
The pair both tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday.
According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, the governor has sent his samples for testing.
Osagie said, “The governor has gone into self-isolation after the Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed and Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, tested positive for coronavirus.
“The governor had met Senator Mohammed at the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and National Economic Council (NEC) meetings. He also visited Mr. Kyari.”
He further noted that the governor who is not showing any symptoms of the virus, has nonetheless, taken the necessary precaution to self-isolate so as to protect people that may otherwise come in contact with him.