The daughter-in-law of Atiku Abubakar and his grandchildren have tested negative for the coronavirus disease.
According to The Punch, they are currently on self-isolation in their residence at Taslee Palm City Estate, Uruguay Street, Maitaima, Abuja.
Atiku’s son is married to Badriyya, the daughter of a former Governor of Bauchi State, Ahmed Muazu.
The Punch reported that the Vice-Chairman of the estate, Mr. Zakari Aliyu, on Monday said there was no cause for alarm as the immediate family of the patient had all tested negative.
“The man was taken away by the NCDC around 1am. He tested positive but his wife and children all tested negative. However, they are all on self-isolation for the 14-day window and I commend the wife for cooperating with us. There is no cause for panic.
“If his immediate family has tested negative, then it is unlikely that anyone else in the estate has it,” he said.
Atiku’s son came into Nigeria from Switzerland which is also battling the pandemic.
The estate’s management has also taken measures to prevent the spread of the virus within the estate.
In a circular which was released on Monday, the estate’s management advised residents to limit the number of visitors they entertained.
The statement read, “We write to notify all residents of our esteemed estate that a case of the pandemic Covid19 has been discovered in our estate. The infected resident has been safely evacuated from the estate by medical personnel from the National Centre for Disease Control to Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital, Abuja.
“In view of the above, the management of the estate in line with the directives received from the NCDC has approved the following measures effective immediately to enable us tackle the spread of the pandemic
“All non-resident domestic staff (drivers, cleaners, cooks, nannies etc) shall not be granted access into the estate. Residents are to prevent their children from playing outside your homes. Everyone should minimise the number of visitors they invite into the estate as proper screening will be carried out going forward.”