Bauchi state Deputy Governor, Baba Tela, has tested positive for COVID-19, this is coming after the state Governor recovered from the virus.
This was made known in a recent press release by Governor Bala’s media aide, Mukhtar Gidado, who disclosed the health status of the Deputy Governor who is also the chairman of the state task force on COVID-19.
Gidado said the Deputy Governor has gone into self-isolation as samples of all his primary contacts have been taken by the NCDC for test. The statement read;
“This is to inform the General public that His Excellency Sen. Baba Tela, Deputy Governor of Bauchi State who is also the Chairman, State Task Force on COVID-19 was confirmed positive of Coronavirus.
“Consequently, His Excellency Sen. Baba Tela has gone into self-isolation in Bauchi and health professionals are properly managing his situation.
“Similarly, samples of all his primary contacts have been taken by the NCDC for test and they are advised to remain in isolation pending the outcome of their results.
“He has gone into self-isolation in Bauchi and health professionals are properly managing his situation.”
Bauchi has recorded 241 cases so far with 221 of the patients been discharged while 8 persons have lost their lives and active cases is 12
Governor Mohammed has commiserated with his Deputy while soliciting for prayers for his speedy recovery.
He enjoined the citizens to adhere strictly to the protocols to curb the spread of the dreaded virus.
It can be recalled that Bauchi state Governor, Bala Mohammed recovered from the disease barely a month ago, after three weeks of treatment.