The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 Control, Boss Mustapha announced that himself and eighteen other military officers tested positive for Coronavirus.
Boss Mustapha also announced that his wife had tested positive for Coronavirus too and has gone into isolation.
According to Boss Mustapha the infected military officers – Generals all – were said to have had contact with the late Maj.-Gen. Olu Irefin, who died from COVID-19 complications last week.
In a statement he personally signed, the SGF disclosed that self-isolation became necessary for himself and his wife because some members of his household had tested positive for COVID-19.
Mustapha urged all Nigerians to take caution and stay safe, noting that the COVID-19 scourge had become even more potent and dangerous.
He said: “I would like to inform the general public that some members of my household tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday evening.
“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.
“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.” he added.