Bauchi governor tests positive for coronavirus

Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed has tested positive to coronavirus following the clinical test carried out on him and his aides by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

His Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mukhtar Gidado, disclosed this in a statement in Bauchi, the state capital on Tuesday.

He 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 added: ”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.”

Gidado further said the Governor has advised anyone who earlier came in contact with him to go for immediate test to avoid further spread of the covid-19 epidemic.

Governor Bala Mohammed had gone into self-isolation following contact with son of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, Mohammed Atiku Abubakar, who tested positive to the virus.

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