COVID-19: Presidency Reveals Buhari’s Status After Aides Test Positive
Garba Shehu, the presidential spokesman, tested positive for COVID-19 last week.
Other presidential staffers have reportedly tested positive and are being held in isolation, according to reports.
Adesina disclosed on Channels Television on Sunday that presidential aides are also people.
He said: “What I like to say is that presidential aides are just humans. They can fall sick. If anything happens to human beings, it can also happen to presidential aides,” he said.
“The fact that we are presidential aides does not make us immune to certain things. If there is a virus that is ravaging the society, well, it can touch anybody.
“So Mallam Garba Shehu has confirmed that, yes, he tested positive but he said it’s mild. I believe that by now, because it happened since Wednesday, he should have almost beaten it if he has not beat it already. There is no cause for alarm.”
When questioned aboutthe number of presidential aides who have contracted COVID-19, Adesina replied it’s not in his “scope” to disclose.
“That will not be within my purview to discuss, maybe if you get the presidential doctor or anybody on the medical side, they will tell you, I wouldn’t know because it is a private thing,” he added.
When questioned if Buhari is in isolation since he may have come into contact with Shehu, he said the president is “fine” and going about his business.