Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Malam Abba Kyari, has warned that the Coronavirus pandemic was a respecter of nobody, while urging Nigerians to be meticulous in their hygiene, especially with cleaning hands, either stay at home or keep a distance in order to avoid the dreaded virus tearing the world apart.
Malam Kyari, who tested positive for the COVID-19 pandemic, further urged the citizenry in his letter that they should pay no heed to quack cures or fake news from social media.
According to him, “We should be calm, measured and diligent – be meticulous in your hygiene, especially with cleaning hands, if possible stay at home or keep your distance.
“Listen to good advice from the proper authorities: pay no heed to quack cures or fake news from social media.
“President Buhari will do whatever it takes to protect the health and safety of our people and get the country back on its feet as soon as possible.
“Like the whole world, we are dealing with a new disease. Our experts are learning more all the time about Coronavirus, what it does and how we can combat it.
“What we do know is that while some may become very sick, many others who contract the virus will not, and may have no symptoms at all.
“This is a disease that recognises no difference between north and south, men or women, rich or poor. We are all in this together.”
“I want to thank all our fantastic, talented and brave healthcare professionals, working across the country in such a difficult time; all the good Samaritans looking out for the most vulnerable in our communities; the key workers that will keep our country going through this; friends and family and often strangers, who have sent me such warm wishes and displayed such a generosity of spirit,” he stated.