COVID-19: Bauchi deputy governor tests positive



Mr Baba Tela, the Deputy Governor of Bauchi state has tested positive to the novel Coronavirus, a statement issued by the state government revealed on .

The statement, signed by  Mr Muktar Gidado, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on media to the state governor, indicated that test by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) the development.

According to Gidado, Tela , who also the Chairman, State Task Force Committee on COVID-19, was tested after exhibiting noticeable symptoms of the virus, adding that all his primary contacts had been taken for screening.

“This to inform the general public that His Excellency, Sen. Baba Tela, Deputy Governor of Bauchi State, was positive of Coronavirus.

“The confirmation was sequel to a test carried out on him by NCDC when he exhibited noticeable symptoms of the disease.

“He contracted the disease while discharging his onerous responsibility as Chairman of the the State Committee on COVID-19.

“Consequently, he has gone into self-isolation in Bauchi and health are properly managing his situation.

“Similarly, samples of all his primary contacts have been taken by NCDC for tests and they are advised to remain in isolation pending the outcome of their results,” Gidado said.

The SSA further stressed that . Bala Mohammad had sympathised with his deputy and solicited for from all for his speedy recovery.

He said that the governor also called on the citizens to strictly to the against the dreaded virus to curtail its spread in the State.

Bauchi state, as at Tuesday, June 2, had recorded a total 241 cases of COVID-19, out of which 221 had been discharged while eight had died. (NAN)