The Deputy Governor of Bauchi State, who doubles as the Chairman of the State Task Force on COVID-19, His Excellency, Senator Baba Tela has tested positive to the virus.
According to a press release signed by the Senior Special Assistant (Media) to the Governor, Mukhtar M. Gidado, the confirmation was sequel to tests carried out on him by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), when he exhibited noticeable symptoms of the disease.
Gidado added in the release that Tela contracted the virus, while discharging his onerous responsibility as Chairman of the Committee.
“Consequently, His Excellency, Senator Baba Tela has gone into self-isolation in Bauchi and health professionals are properly managing the situation.
“Similarly, samples of all his primary contacts have been taken by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for test and they are advised to remain in isolation pending the outcome of their results,” he said.
The SSA revealed that His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala A. Mohammed has since commiserated with the Deputy Governor and solicited for prayers from all for his speedy recovery.
He said further that the Governor also called on the citizens to adhere strictly to the protocols against the dreaded virus to curtail its spread in the State.
It will be recalled that Governor Bala Mohammed once tested positive for the virus, but he was later healed after days of isolation and treatment.