Nigeria’s Vice-President Yemi Osinbanjo is in self-isolation and performing official duties through video conferencing, according to his spokesperson Laolu Akande.
Nigeria announced two new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the total number to 46. There are fears the numbers could rise.
Nigeria’s Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said the two new cases involve people who had returned to the country in the last seven days.
Mr Akande said the vice-president was observing social distancing and following protocols outlined by the NCDC.
He tweeted a photo of Mr Osibanjo taking part in a video conference.
Only on Tuesday President Buhari’s Chief of Staff Mallam Abba Kyari went into self-isolation having tested positive for the dreaded COVID-19. And reports from the FCT, Abuja early Wednesday said Kyari had arrived the NCDC Isolation Centre in Gwagwalada.
ANR with additional reports from BBC