Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF)’s four children have tested positive to coronavirus. Mustapha who also doubled as the chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID19 confirmed this during a media briefing in Abuja on Monday.
The SGF said he had to go into isolation after coming in close contact with the virus as his children and a one-year-old family member tested positive to the dreaded coronavirus.
According to him, he and his wife had tested negative but his children are receiving treatment currently to avoid spreading the virus communally.
In his words: “The first test we ran, the result came back with six members within my household testing positive. The second test confirmed another three. From the month of March to November, we are being confronted with a figure of nine. It was quite a traumatic experience,” he said.
“My wife and I consistently tested negative but members of the household were infected. The last one, it was a nightmare. I was not infected but the truth about it, the agony of having members of your household… I am a father of four. All my four kids were infected.
“A lot of you here are parents, so you need to do everything you can to ensure that you keep yourself and members of your family safe,” Mustapha added.
He further said that the spike in coronavirus cases is as a result of the increase in social gatherings and disregard for health protocols as its seen in the last few weeks.
“A lot of discussions is still going on around the calls for the restriction of international travels due to the discovery of new strains of the virus in certain countries.
“The PTF, aviation and health authorities, including the WHO, are assessing the situation closely and would take a position as soon as a cogent scientific basis are established,” he said.