- Senator Baba Tela, Bauchi state's deputy governor has recovered from Covdi-19
- The state, however, lost a frontline health worker, Dr Bello Katagum, to the coronavirus disease
- Governor Bala Mohammed described Katagum's death as a big loss to the state, considering the selfless service he has rendered in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic
The deputy governor of Bauchi state, Senator Baba Tela has recovered from coronavirus.
The chairman of the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BSPHCDA), Dr.Rilwan Mohammed, announced this on Wednesday, June 10, The Nation reports.
He said Tela has been discharged from the isolation centre where he was admitted.
"Let me just say that today, his Excellency, the deputy governor is now negative and has been discharged. Our recovery test is now once, we don’t do it twice like before,” Mohammed said.
Legit.ng gathers Tela, however, lamented that some mosques were not complying with the social distancing regulations in the state.
According to him, seven cases were recorded from mosques, including four imams, who tested positive.
In his own remarks, the state's commissioner of health, Dr Aliyu Maigoro, revealed 60% of the positive cases in the state were from returnees while others are from community transmission in the state.
He said out of the 69 positive cases on Tuesday, June 9, half were from the military personnel who are in the state for an assignment as well as some prison inmates.
Maigoro said 10 prison inmates have also tested positive so far.
Meanwhile, a frontline health worker in the state, Dr Bello Katagum, has died from coronavirus complications.
Governor Bala Mohammed announced his death at the Covid-19 press briefing.
He described his death as a big loss to the state, considering the selfless service he has rendered in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic in the state.
As of the time f filing this report, Bauchi has a total of 364 Covid-19 cases, 131 actives cases, 224 recoveries and nine deaths.
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Legit.ng had reported that Tela tested positive for Covid-19 infection. He 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 Mohammed.
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