COVID-19: Bauchi deputy governor tests positive



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

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

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

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

“The confirmation sequel to a test carried 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 professionals are properly managing his situation.

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

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

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

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

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