Coronavirus may spread in Aso Rock as Abba Kyari tests positive
Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari has tested positive for Coronavirus. President Buhari tested negative, according to Nigeria’s sources.
Kyari is reported to have fallen sick shortly after he returned from Germany on March 14. Kyari did not self-isolate as Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) directed and attended a meeting on Sunday in Aso rock where he began to cough repeatedly and thereafter surrendered himself for testing. He has now gone into self-isolation for treatment.
Nigeria lately began implementation of strict measures such as total border closure, partial lockdown of public service and restricted movement to curb spread of the virus
With the rate of coronavirus infection rising in Africa, the only way to curtail this pandemic in Africa is by a total lockdown of all activities for at least 21 days.
The government should make strict policies about observance of the lockdown until the environment is safe.
If this situation is allowed to spread in Africa where most countries are unprepared for China, United Kingdom or Italy experience, many lives will be lost to poor healthcare facilities and poor social distancing cultures.