Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has asked all his 35 colleagues to go into self-isolation immediately.
Fayemi, who is the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, said he had undergone the coronavirus test having been exposed to two persons who had tested positive for COVID-19.
Tribunepoint Weekly reports that Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed; and the President’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday and have been quarantined.
Bala and Kyari had contact with governors and ministers recently at the National Executive Council and Federal Executive Council meetings.
In a tweet on Wednesday, Fayemi wrote, “I just took the COVID-19 test having gone into self-isolation since yesterday evening. I’m asymptomatic and feel well but I was in meetings with two people who had since tested positive.
“I look forward to an all clear and I have encouraged all my colleagues to take the test.”
I just took a CoviD 19 test, having gone into self isolation since yesterday evening. I’m asymptomatic and feel well, but I was in meetings with two people who had since tested positive. I look forward to an all clear and have encouraged all my colleagues to take the test. JKF
— Kayode Fayemi (@kfayemi) March 25, 2020