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Coronavirus: Presidency fumigates Buhari’s offices, others

A comprehensive fumigation of offices in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, has commenced.

Daily Trust learned that the fumigation experts, who arrived today, would fumigate the environment in State House, including the floors, corridors, and key pathways.

The experts, who were said to have dressed like the personnel of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), wore white overalls, masked and other protective gears.

Top government officials, who tested positive for coronavirus in few days ago, had visited in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Daily Trust also gathered that some of the staff of Malam Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to the President, who tested positive for coronavirus, were yet to be attended to as they still expect NCDC officials to come and ascertain their status.

Members of State House Press Corps who covered the activities of those who had been tested positive were also concerned that NCDC would not check their status unless they begin to show symptoms of the disease because of inadequate test kits.

Already, the President on the recommendation of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on #Coronavirus, #PTFCOVID19, approved the suspension of weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meetings, which he would have chaired yesterday, until further notice.

He also endorsed the postponement of meeting of Council of State earlier scheduled for today, Thursday, March 26, 2020.

Other measures approved included the decision that “all land borders that have been hitherto under partial closure shall now be closed to human traffic for four weeks effective from March 23, 2020.

“If and when the need arises, any national assets required for use in the response to COVID-19 shall be mobilized and deployed.”
The virus had hit 192 countries, including 42 out of 54 in Africa.

The Presidency had on Tuesday pruned down the number of personnel working in the Presidential Villa in adherence to the restriction in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) against gathering of not more than 50 persons at the same time at any venue to maintain social distancing.

The number of journalists covering the Villa was also reduced to 16 as a preventative measure against the pandemic coronavirus.

The personnel of the Department of State Service (DSS) were seen enforcing the restriction measures in the presidency.

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