JUST IN: Bauchi governor recovers from coronavirus


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The Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, has recovered from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

He disclosed this in a tweet on Thursday evening.

According to the tweet, Mohammed tested negative for coronavirus twice.

In the tweet, Mohammed expressed gratitude to God for aiding his recovery and thanked Nigerians for their support.

The governor wrote, “Alhamdulillah. I just received the green light. My second test for #COVID-19 returned negative.

“I thank you all for your prayers & support even while I was in isolation.

“Most importantly, all the praises & thanks be to Allah – the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. #GreaterBauchi

“My gratitude also goes to our religious leaders within and outside the state for their constant prayers, also our meticulous Bauchi #COVIDー19 team and the NCDC.”

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The Herald recalls that the Bauchi governor tested positive for coronavirus on March 24.

In a follow-up statement, the governor’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media, Mr. Muktar Gidado, said, “Now that the governor has been discharged, the best way our people will display their appreciation is to observe the rules of social distancing, wash their hands with soap or use hand sanitisers.”

Gidado called on the people of the state to strictly adhere to the closure of borders by cooperating with security agencies and medical personnel to ensure compliance.

“It is equally imperative to remind residents to continue to pray for a coronavirus free Bauchi State and Nigeria.

“Residents, especially those in the state capital, are enjoined to remain calm and not to engage in any frenzy celebrations that will culminate in overcrowding and expose others to infection.

“The governor is also aware that the people may want to come and felicitate with him. However, this will lead to overcrowding and will violate social distancing.

“Gov. Mohammed, therefore, requests that you stay at home to pray for him, pray for the state and the country,” Gidado said.

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