Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state in Nigeria tests positive for coronavirus

The governor of Bauchi state in northeast Nigeria, Bala Mohammed, has tested positive for coronavirus, his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mukhtar Gidado, said in a statement on Tuesday.

On Monday, the government announced Governor Mohammed had gone into self isolation after meeting with the son of former Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar who had tested positive also.


“At this point, it should be noted that the governor is in self-isolation as his doctors from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have taken full charge of his quarantine,” Gidado said.

He added that “His excellency solicits prayers from all and requests that all those who had contact with him or anyone known to have the same medical condition to go for test immediately in order to avert further spread of the COVID-19 epidemic,” he added.

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