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Bauchi deputy gov tests positive for Coronavirus

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Baba Tela, Bauchi deputy governor.

Baba Tela, the deputy governor of Bauchi State has tested positive for Coronavirus disease.

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This was made known in a statement late Tuesday by Mukhtar Gidado, the media aide to the state governor, Bala Mohammed.

The statement said the patient who is also the head of the state task force on COVID-19 has gone into self-isolation.

“This is to inform the General public that His Excellency Sen. Baba Tela, Deputy Governor of Bauchi State who is also the Chairman, State Task Force on COVID-19 was confirmed positive of Coronavirus,” the statement read.

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“Consequently, His Excellency Sen. Baba Tela has gone into self-isolation in Bauchi and health professionals are properly managing his situation.

“Similarly, samples of all his primary contacts have been taken by the NCDC for test and they are advised to remain in isolation pending the outcome of their results.

“He has gone into self-isolation in Bauchi and health professionals are properly managing his situation,” it added.

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Mr Tela’s status comes over a month after his principal, Mr Mohammed, contracted the deadly virus. The governor has however recovered from the pandemic disease.

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