FIRS Staff And His Wife Go Into Self-Isolation After Foreign Trip Over Coronavirus

March 21, 2020
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According to a report by The Nation, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has confirmed that a member of staff and his wife are in self-isolation after they came back from a foreign trip.

Social media has been buzzing with news that an FIRS staff in Abuja tested positive to coronavirus.

Abdullahi Ismaila Ahmad, Director, Communications and Liaison Department of FIRS in statement said the unidentified staff of the Service, who went to pick his wife from the airport “is currently and voluntarily observing the Federal Government advisory of self-isolation alongside his spouse at the couple’s home since Monday.”

Both husband and wife he noted “have not visited any FIRS offices or events since the wife retuned to Nigeria last Sunday.

“More importantly, both husband and wife have only been in self-isolation for five days and have NOT tested positive to Covid-19”
he said.

He stated that before now, “all FIRS offices have taken necessary precautions to protect both Staff and our esteemed taxpayers from Covid-19 through.”

Some of the precautionary measures include “social distancing, temperature testing, disabling of the biometric sign in, and provision of hand sanitizers for staff and visitors to our offices nationwide as advised by the Federal Ministry of Health.”

Ahmad also denied claims that a staff of the service had tested positive to the dreaded virus.

According to him: “No member of staff at the FIRS has tested positive to COVID-19 as being peddled on Social Media.”

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