Bauchi State Government has mandated self-isolation for about 27 people who have had contact with Bala Mohammed, the state governor who has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus disease.
According to a circular issued by the Disease Control Unit of the Ministry of Health in the Bauchi State, samples of all 27 persons have been dispatched for tests to be conducted.
The circular also disclosed that the state government has created isolation centers across the state, specifically at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Reaching Hospital, Federal Medical Center Azare, Specialist Hospital Bauchi and Toro General Hospital.
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Bala Mohammed, Executive Governor of Bauchistate has tested positive to Coronavirus after he had physical contact with Abubakar Atiku’s son who earlier tested positive to the deadly virus.
GovernorMohammed and Atiku’s son who were both passengers on an Aero flight reportedly exchanged pleasantries and a friendly handshake according to Tribune.
Mukhtar Gididado by Senior Special Assistant (Media) to Governor Bala Mohammed confirmed the report in a statement.