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COVID-19: Bauchi Governor who has been self-isolating, came out positive for coronavirus

Governor Bala Mohammed's contacts have a lot to worry about.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

/ by National Pivot

Governor Bala Abdukadir Mohammed of Bauchi State has tested positive for Coronavirus after days of self-isolation following reports that Atiku's son, whom he came in contact with, came out positive for the virus.


News of the Governor's status was made public via a statement signed by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Mukhtar Gidado.

Gidado said Governor Mohammed underwent six tests all carried out by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), but one was confirmed positive for covid-19.



The statement reads, “Of the six initial tests carried out, one sample was confirmed positive of covid-19, the positive result happened to be of His Excellency Senator Bala Abdukadir Mohammed, the Executive Governor of Bauchi state.”

The statement explained, “At this point, it should be noted that the governor is in self isolation as his doctors and officials from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have taken full charge of his quarantine.”




The statement noted that the governor solicit for prayers from all while urging those who had contact with him or anyone known to have the same medical condition to go for test immediately in order to avert further spread of the covid-19 epidemic.

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