Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi on Wednesday, March 25; revealed he has been tested for the novel coronavirus and gone into isolation while awaiting the result.
Fayemi made this disclosure via his Twitter handle.
“I just took a CoviD 19 test, having gone into self-isolation since yesterday evening,” the governor tweeted, “I’m asymptomatic and feel well.”
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
He further confirmed he was in meetings with two people who had since tested positive for the virus.
The governor said he looks forward to an all-clear result and has encouraged all his colleagues to take the test.
Fayemi is also the chairman of Nigeria’s Governors’ Forum (NGF) and had held meetings with some other governors in the country in recent weeks including Bauchi governor Bala Mohammed who tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday.
The Bauchi Governor reportedly got infected with the virus after having contact with Mohammed; son of former vice president, Atiku Abubakar who tested positive.
Chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari who Fayemi also met recently had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Nigeria’s total case of coronavirus as on Wednesday morning is at 46.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has issued a memo in preparation for a lockdown following the outbreak and continued spread of Coronavirus in the country.
This was contained in a document issued from the office of Chief of Army Staff; Yusuf Buratai, addressed to Army Headquarters on Tuesday, March 25.
The Army Chief advised personnel to be on the alert; as they could be deployed to various parts of the country in the coming days to help in the fight against Coronavirus in Nigeria.
It was also expressed in the memo that the army may likely get involved in an operation codenamed SECOND ELEVEN to help stop the spread of the virus.
The Army further ordered commanders at all levels to suspend all events involving large gatherings; such as meetings, briefings, and conferences.
It also ordered suspensions of all foreign courses, conferences, seminars and other overseas trips by personnel.