Baba Tela, Deputy Governor of Bauchi State, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
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This was disclosed in a statement issued by Mukhtar Gidado, one of the media aides of the governor, on Tuesday.
Gidado said Tela, who is also the Chairman of the state task force on COVID-19, has gone into self-isolation.
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The 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 of Coronavirus.
“Consequently, His Excellency Sen. Baba Tela has gone into self-isolation in Bauchi and health professionals are properly managing his situation.
“Similarly, samples of all his primary contacts have been taken by the NCDC for test and they are advised to remain in isolation pending the outcome of their results.
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“He has gone into self-isolation in Bauchi and health professionals are properly managing his situation.”
The development comes more than a month after Bala Mohammed, the state governor, also tested positive for COVID-19.
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Governor Mohammed, who is the state’s index case, underwent treatment for three weeks before he was discharged.;