Bauchi State Deputy Governor, Baba Tela, has tested positive for Coronavirus.
The Governor’s Senior Special Assistant on Media, Muhktar Gidado, on Wednesday, disclosed this in a statement in Bauchi.
According to Gidado, Tela’s COVID-19 status’ confirmation followed a test carried out on him by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control after he exhibited noticeable symptoms of the disease.
He stated that the deputy governor, who is also the Chairman of the Bauchi State Task Force on COVID-19 and Lassa Fever, had since gone into self-isolation in the state.
His statement read, “This is to inform the general public that His Excellency, Sen. Baba Tela, Deputy Governor of Bauchi State who is also the Chairman, State Task Force on COVID-19 was confirmed positive for coronavirus.
“He contracted the disease while discharging his onerous responsibility as Chairman of the Committee.
“Consequently, His Excellency, Baba Tela has gone into self-isolation in Bauchi and health professionals are properly managing his situation.”
The statement added that the samples of all of Bala’s primary contacts had been taken by the NCDC for testing and had been advised to remain in isolation pending the outcome of their results.
Gidado said Governor Bala Mohammed had solicited prayers for his deputy’s and other COVID-19 patients’ speedy recovery.
“The governor also calls on the citizens to adhere strictly to the protocols against the dreaded virus to curtail its spread in the state,” he said.