The Bauchi state deputy governor, Senator Baba Tella, who is Chairman of State Taskforce Committee on COVID 19, has tested positive to the coronavirus, the Bauchi state government has disclosed.
This was contained in a press release, issued and signed by the Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Governor, Comrade Mukhtar Gidado and made available to journalists in Bauchi.
According to the statement, the confirmation was a sequel to a test, carried out on him by the Nigeria Center for Diseases Control (NCDC), when he exhibited notable symptoms of the disease which he contracted when carrying out his responsibility as Chairman of the committee.
“Consequently, his Excellency, Senator Baba Tella has gone into self-isolation in Bauchi and health professionals are properly managing his situation. Similarly, samples of all his primary contacts are being taken by the NCDC for test and they are advised to remain in isolation pending the outcome of their results.
“Meanwhile his Excellency, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, has commiserated with the Deputy Governor and solicited for prayers for his speedy recovery”.
The governor called on the citizens to adhere strictly to the protocols against the dreaded virus to curtail its spread in the state.