- Coronavirus is taking a new swipe in Bauchi state
- The state deputy governor Baba Tela has been confirmed positive to Covid-19
- Tela is the chairman of Bauchi state Covid-19 task force
As the coronavirus spreads fast across boundaries and classes, Bauchi deputy governor, Baba Tela, has been reported to have tested positive for Covid-19 infection.
Tela was confirmed positive to the deadly virus following the tests carried out on him by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The Bauchi deputy governor was said to have been exhibiting noticeable symptoms of the disease.
Tela's Covid-19 status was confirmed in a statement issued on Tuesday, June 2, by Mukhtar Gidado, special assistant to Governor Bala Mohammed, This Day reports.
Tela, who is the Bauchi state chairman of the task force on Covid-19, has now gone on self-isolation. People with established contact with him have been urged to follow the due process.
"This is to inform the general public that His Excellency Senator Baba Tela, deputy governor of Bauchi state, who is also the chairman, State Task Force on COVID-19, was confirmed positive of coronavirus," part of the statement read.
"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.”
Legit.ng notes that the development came less than two months after Governor Mohammed tested positive and recovered from the pandemic.
Bauchi has 241 cases of coronavirus.
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In a related report, the efforts and general response of the government against the coronavirus pandemic seem to be outmuscled by the spike in the number of the infections as 241 new cases were recorded on Tuesday, June 2.
Nigeria's Covid-19 cases have now hit 10,819 after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced the fresh cases in a tweet at exactly 11:47 pm.
The cases were announced in fourteen states by the national disease control agency with Lagos taking the mass share of the new infection.
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