Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to reports that his son refused to isolate himself upon return.
Recall that Atiku had on Sunday revealed that his son tested positive for the lethal illness.
He mentioned he has been moved to Gwagwalada specialist hospital.
But reports on Monday emerged that Atiku’s son attended a well-liked membership in Abuja.
It was additionally alleged that he attended the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s rally in Ibadan.
But reacting Atiku in an announcement by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe debunked the reports.
Describing the reports as a ‘false narrative,’ Atiku mentioned his son returned to the nation on 17th March through Switzerland from some enterprise engagements in France and Switzerland and remoted himself when he returned to Abuja.
He urged Nigerians to disregard the ‘perfidious info that his son accessed open location.
The assertion reads, “The medical case attended a non-public assembly of six (6) individuals identical day in Lagos, stayed in his personal home for the evening and took an Aero 5.20pm flight to Abuja on the 18th.
“The case didn’t journey with his household or some other however travelled alone by Emirates Airline.
The case wore face masks as a precautionary measure since his arrival in Nigeria.
“The case didn’t present signs of an infection and voluntarily positioned a name to NCDC on arrival in Abuja late on the 18th to inform them he had returned from COVID-19 inclined nation and desired to be examined.
“On the 19th, NCDC took his blood pattern which consequence got here constructive on the 20th. He subsequently went into self-isolation to defend his household inside his personal home.
“Meantime his son has since examined destructive whereas his spouse’s result’s being awaited. The two individuals are at the moment in self-isolation.
“We urge members of the general public to disregard the perfidious info that the case accessed open location. He was not at Play Lounge nor some other membership in Abuja as being mischievously bandied about.
“The case neither attended the Friday Jumu’a prayers nor any social gathering till his evacuation to Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital on the 20th the place he’s being handled and managed.
“We thank Nigerians for their prayers and support through this difficult time.
Once again, it needs to be restated that the risk and danger of #COVID19 is real.”