The First Lady, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has called for a total lock down of Nigerians in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Mrs Buhari, made the call Monday via her Twitter handle, while reacting to the closure of schools in the country.
According to Mrs Buhari, closing schools is counterproductive if parents are allowed to go to work.
“It is commendable that state governors have closed down schools; however, this could be counterproductive if parents are still going to work.
“We should not isolate students and expose their parents. Let us remember that they will meet at home.”
DAILY NIGERIAN recalled that the National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, had confirmed the death of a 67-year-old male Coronavirus patient who contacted the virus returned home following medical treatment in UK.
The deceased patient is identified as Sulaiman-Achimugu, a former Managing Director of Petroleum Pricing Monitoring Corporation, PPMC.
According to the NCDC, the deceased also had underlying medical conditions- multiple myeloma & diabetes & was undergoing chemotherapy.
Recall that in the early hours of today, Monday, the centre also confirmed five new cases of Coronavirus disease, bringing the number of infected persons to 35 across the country.
Meanwhile, the Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed had reportedly gone on self-isolation following contact with the son of Atiku Abubakar.
Disclosing the development on his Twitter handle, the governor’s Chief of Staff, Ladan Salihu, the duo had had contact after boarding the same flight from Abuja to Lagos.
He said: “Our Governor Bala Mohammed in self-isolation following contact with Atiku Abubakar’s Son.
“Yes. We were on the same flight from Lagos to Abuja. They shook hands and exchanged pleasantries.
“The gov and the rest of us have taken tests. The results will be negative Insha Allah.”
Mr Abubakar, while disclosing the development on his Twitter handle urged Nigerians to pray for his son as he had been moved to Gwagwalada specialist teaching hospital.