The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has released a result revealing that the Bauchi state chairman of the COVID-19 task force and deputy governor Baba Tela was infected with the virus.
According to a press statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant on media to the state governor Mukhtar Gidado early Wednesday morning, the NCDC report was released on Tuesday after it collected the samples of the deputy governor which turned positive.
He said tela contracted the disease in the course of discharging his duties as chairman COVID 19 committee which was saddled with the responsibility of enlightening the public on the pandemic, controlling the virus and handling the index cases.
The SSA Media noted that the task force chairman was tested after exhibiting noticeable symptoms adding that now that his result turned positive, the samples of those who interacted with him were also taken.
Blueprint reports that the deputy governor was absent last Saturday during the celebration of their administration’s one year in office held at command guest house Bauchi and his boss governor Bala Mohammed said tela was not present because he was ill.
The governor stated that he and other top government officials would visit and greet him.
Our correspondent also reports that the deputy governor spent some days in azare, katagum local government of the state recently when the state government imposed 10 days total lockdown as a result of the prevalence of the disease there.
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There was a report of mysterious massive deaths in the local government before the imposition of the 10 days curfew suspected to be connected with coronavirus in Azare in recent time.