Regular activities at the Aso Villa reportedly came to a halt today after President Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Sahara Reporters reports that the lockdown was to prevent a further spread of the virus especially after Kyari came in contact with several high-ranking officials in the presidency.
Before being diagnosed with coronavirus, Kyari reportedly met with Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Buhari, Babagana Kingibe (an alleged member of the ‘cabal’) and Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello who he visited over the death of his mother.
Shehu and Kingibe are said to be self-isolating and it is speculated that Bello might also do same. Kyari who became ill after returning from trips to Germany and Egypt where the virus has killed many, is currently being isolated for treatment at a guest chalet in the Defence House in Abuja.