Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi, has disclosed that about 150 people died in Azare, Katagum Local Government Area of the state, in the last one month.
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Ibrahim Baba, a former house of representatives member, had alleged that there was a massive outbreak of coronavirus in Azare, the second largest town in the state.
Baba, in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, had said more 100 people died in Azare within one week.
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However, at a press briefing on Sunday, Mohammed dismissed the ex-lawmaker’s claim, saying 150 people died within a month in the town, but it was not as a result of the disease.
He said illness such as hypertension was responsible for the deaths, and not the virus.
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“We have reviewed the rumour about Azare that it has become a morgue. It’s not true. We have gotten the statistics of the deaths in the last 30 days. About 150 died in Azare, an average of about 8 deaths per day and most of them we have found the cause to arise from hypertension and other related diseases,” he said.
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“It’s not true that people are falling and dying in Azare. Even if that is the situation, we are moving there as a government.”
He also declared a total lockdown on Katagum, Giade and Zaki Local Government Areas of the state, as part of efforts to limit the community transmission of COVID-19 infections.
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Mohammed said his deputy has been directed to relocate to Katagum axis, in order to ensure effective coordination of the state’s response to the pandemic.