Senators panic as coronavirus hits Aso Rock

Nigerian Senators were in said to have been in a panic mode over the threat of coronavirus in the country and as it has been reported that the deadly disease has hit Aso Rock.

It was largely reported that Abba Kyari was positive for coronavirus, while Buhari was tested negative.

According to the Nation, the Senators in Nigeria are worried over their colleagues who are said to be in isolation.

A source disclosed to the Nation and said: “When the senators returned to the country, the President of the Senate tactically told them to go into self-isolation for 14 days. But most of them ignored his advice.

“In fact, the senate president refused to either hug or shake hands with them to the consternation of the affected senators.

“Now, we have a big challenge in the Senate. Some of us are pushing that these Senators should rescue themselves from all the activities in the chamber.”

Although a senator confirmed some of his colleagues had just returned from the UK, he was quick to add: “Some of them have actually gone for test to confirm their status.

“When we meet on Tuesday, we will be able to ascertain their real status and the next steps the chamber should take to protect the hallowed chamber.”

There were indications that the executive was worried about non-compliance of the Senators with the guidelines on the management of COVID-19.

A source in government said: “There are no records that some of them went into self-isolation or test.

“I think the government has sent the necessary advisory to the leadership of National Assembly on the need for the senators to respect the rules and regulations on COVID-19.

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