18 Generals test positive for COVID-19 as SGF, wife go into isolation


Eighteen top military officers have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Channels Television.

The infected military officers, all Generals, were said to have had contact with the late Maj.-Gen. Olu Irefin, who died from COVID-19 complications last week.

The station said the affected senior army officers were attendees of the 2020 Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre in Abuja.

Also, the late Gen Irefin was said to have visited some of his colleagues at home before he attended the conference.

To prevent further spread, the NDC directed all the officers who attended the conference, their wives, and other members of their families who live with them to self-isolate for a week.

In a related development, the Secretary to the Federal Government, SGF, Mustapha Boss, disclosed that he was embarking on self-isolation alongside his wife, after some members of his household tested positive for COVID-19.

“I would like to inform the general public that some members of my household tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday evening.

“Although they are currently asymptomatic, they have been isolated and are receiving care in one of the government treatment centres.

“My wife and I tested negative, but will remain in self-isolation and work from home according to protocols by the health authorities,” Boss said in a statement he personally signed.

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