Coronavirus: Third WHO official, two others test positive for COVID-19 in Bauchi
- Bauchi state has confirmed three new cases of COVID-19, which includes one WHO staff and two Lagos returnee
- The state now has six active cases of VOVID-19, three of whom are officials of the WHO
- Bauchi state government has recently imposed a partial lockdown in the state to curb COVID-19 spread
Three new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Bauchi state, including a staff of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
A WHO official had first tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, April 19, while the second official was confirmed positive on Tuesday, April 21.
This brings the total number of active cases of COVID -19 in the state to six, three of whom are officials of the WHO.
According to Sahara Reporters, the information officer of Bauchi state Primary Health Care Development Agency, Ibrahim Sani, said results were received from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday night, April 23.
Legit.ng gathers that the other two cases were Lagos returnees.
“It is true that Bauchi has three new cases. As you know, so far, five patients have recovered and have been discharged.
“With this new development, there are now six active cases in the state with no death,” Sani said.
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Meanwhile, as part of its efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Bauchi state government has on Thursday, April 23, announced a partial lockdown.
Governor Bala Mohammed said the decisions were arrived at after due consultations with stakeholders.
In line with the partial lockdown, the state government has suspended Friday prayers, Church services, open Tafsir during Ramadan, Tarawih and Tahajjud prayers as well as Ittiqaf.
According to Governor Mohammed, Ramadan Tafsir has been restricted to only the translator and receiver.
He said arrangements have been concluded to sponsor Tafsir in radio and television stations where citizens can stay at home to listen and/or watch.
Other large gatherings such as marriage ceremonies, parties, condolence or Ta’aziyya, picnics, night clubs, sports and other social activities have also been suspended.
The operation of commercial motorcycles has also been banned in the state. Keke NAPEP operations are, however, allowed with only two passengers.
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