- Niger state governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, has tested positive for COVID-19
- The governor made this known on Monday, November 9, via his Twitter page
- Bello said he is now in self-isolation
Amid the warning by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) that Nigeria may experience a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has tested positive for COVID-19.
Legit.ng reports that the governor, who made the disclosure on Monday, November 9, via his Twitter account, said he had since gone into self-isolation.
“Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Governor Sani Bello who revealed the news today said the result of his latest test came back positive and he had consequently proceeded on self-isolation.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the NCDC said that there might be a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
It was reported that the NCDC director-general, Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known on Monday, November 9, at a media briefing with reporters organised by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
The DG said in order for Nigeria to avoid the second wave of the virus, Nigerians must abide by the protocols and guidelines developed.
In another report, Nigeria recorded 223 cases of the novel coronavirus pandemic on Friday, November 6.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said Lagos and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) had 85 and 35 cases respectively.
NCDC added that Enugu state recorded 18 cases while it was followed by Plateau state which has 13. Rivers state recorded 10 cases while Abia recorded 7 cases.
Also, the Lago state government announced that six people in a secondary school tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.
It was reported that the health commissioner, Akin Abayomi, made this known on Friday, November 6, as the country faces the possibility of the second lockdown amid a surge of new COVID-19 cases.
The commissioner said the first COVID-19 case in the school was detected on Tuesday, November 3. He added that a member of the school’s staff was confirmed positive, leading to contract tracing as more cases were detected.
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