Coronavirus: Bauchi Gov’s friend tests positive

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A friend to Bauchi state governor, Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Commissioner of Health in Bauchi state, Dr Aliyu Muhammed Maigoro, disclosed this to newsmen in Bauchi on Thursday.

“Today, 26 March, 2020, the state has recorded a second confirmed case of Coronavirus. Out of the 48 highly risk persons tested, two have been confirmed positive. 37 returned negative and we are awaiting the results of nine samples,” he said.

The Commissioner did not disclose the identity of the person but said the second case is a 62-year-old friend of the first case (Governor Bala Mohammed).

He added: “We are now tracing the contacts of the second case. I will not disclose the identity of the person because it is unethical though the governor ordered us to disclose his identity.”

The Commissioner explained that the two index cases are not showing symptoms except the confirmation from the investigation.

He noted that the second infected person has been isolated and has already started treatment.

He called on the people of the state to remain calm as the government is working to control the situation.