The deputy governor of Bauchi state, Baba Telahas tested positive to the Coronavirus.
According to a statement signed by Muktar Gidado, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on media to Governor Bala Mohammed and made available to ALSC, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed it.
The statement said the deputy governor who doubles as the Chairman, State Task Force Committee on COVID-19, was tested after exhibiting noticeable symptoms of the virus, adding that all his primary contacts had been taken for screening.
“This is to inform the general public that His Excellency, Senator Baba Tela, Deputy Governor of Bauchi State, was confirmed positive of Coronavirus.
“The confirmation was sequel to a test carried out on him by NCDC when he exhibited noticeable symptoms of the disease. He contracted the disease while discharging his onerous responsibility as Chairman of the State Committee on COVID-19. Consequently, he 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 NCDC for tests and they are advised to remain in isolation pending the outcome of their results,” Gidado said.