Presidency announces that visitors to presidential villa in would be required to take rapid COVID tests before entry.

Written by on January 3, 2022

The Presidency has announced that visitors to the presidential villa in Abuja would be required to take rapid COVID tests before they would be allowed to gain entrance.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu explained on National Television that the new development is not unusual, as it is a growing practise in government offices in other countries.

Shehu said every visitor including State Governors are required to take the COVID-19 rapid test before entry into the presidential villa.

He explained that the test kits which are issued for free at the gate is a temporary measure against the backdrop of the recent spike in the number of cases of the COVID-19 virus in the country.

Last week, some aides of President Muhammadu Buhari were said to have tested positive for the virus.

Also, Nigeria has reported a steady rise in COVID infections in what has been confirmed as the fourth wave of the pandemic by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Seun Fakorede

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