Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed tests positive for coronavirus, as revealed by his aide.
Mukhtar Gidado, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, disclosed this in a media statement on Tuesday….
Mukhtar Gidado, in a statement on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 said
“At this point, it should be noted that the governor is in self-isolation as his doctors and officials from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have taken full charge of his quarantine,” .
The governor had earlier admitted he met and shook hands with Mohammed, the son of former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday….. The two met inside an Abuja-bound airplane in Lagos.
It was reported that Out of the 6 people who accompanied him to Lagos, including his family and aides, He was the only one who tested positive for the virus
Gidado called for prayers on the governor’s behalf and urged those who had contact with him recently to get tested immediately
While the NCDC is yet to officially acknowledge the governor’s positive case, Nigeria has recorded 42 confirmed cases in six states – Lagos (29), FCT (7), Ogun (3), Ekiti (1), Oyo (1), and Edo (1).
Two of the cases have recovered and been discharged, while the country recorded a death which was announced on Monday, March 23.