The latest report says that Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19), following clinical tests carried out oh him and his aides.
This was announced by the Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Governor, Mukhtar Gidado, on Tuesday, March 24, in a statement to the general public.
The governor’s media aide said, ”Of the six initial tests carried out, one sample was confirmed positive of COVID-19. The positive result happened to be that of his Excellency Sen.Bala Mohammed.”
He also said, ”At this point, it should be noted that the governor is in self-isolation as his doctors and officials from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control have taken full charge of his quarantine.”
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This development comes a day after the governor went into self-isolation with some of his aides and took the test after he had contact with the son of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who was confirmed to have been infected with the virus.
Gidado further said the Governor has advised anyone who earlier came in contact with him to go for an immediate test to avoid further spread of the covid-19 epidemic.
Governor Bala Mohammed had gone into self-isolation following contact with the son of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, Mohammed Atiku Abubakar, who tested positive to the virus.
He had admitted that he met and shook hands with Atiku’s son who was reported to have just come back from a foreign trip before he tested positive to the coronavirus.
Governor Bala Mohammed, becomes the second high profile government official to test positive to the coronavirus.
This is after the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, was reported to have tested positive to the disease.
There is palpable fear in the State as the governor had been involved in some public functions whuch had hundreds of people in attendance these past days.
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