The Deputy Governor of Bauchi State, Baba Tela, has tested positive for the coronavirus disease, this information was contained in a statement made available to the media on Wednesday.
After showing some symptoms of the disease,the deputy governor was tested. Contacts have been taken for screening upon the confirmation of his satus Healthforbes Media reporting .
This was disclosed by the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on media to the state’s governor, Muktar Gidado. In the statement signed by Gidado, the NCDC was quoted to have confirmed the state’s deputy governor COVID-19 status.
“This is to inform the general public that His Excellency, Sen. Baba Tela, Deputy Governor of Bauchi State, was confirmed 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 State Committee on COVID-19″,the statement read.
As at Tuesday,2nd May,2020,Bauchi State has 1 new case,with a total of 241 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus.
The Country has 10819 total confirmed cases,with 3239 Patients Discharged and 314 lives claimed by the Deathly virus.
By Dung Donald Malou