Bauchi governor, Bala Mohammed test positive for coronavirus

By our reporter| Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, on Tuesday tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19).

The governor’s Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mukhtar Gidado, made the disclosure in a statement seen by

According to Gidado, the results of the tests carried out by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) were out and the six initial tests were administered on the governor, as well as his family and aides who accompanied him to Lagos.

He said, “Of the six initial tests carried out, one sample was confirmed positive of COVID-19. The positive result happened to be that of His Excellency, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, the Executive of Bauchi State.”

The confirmation is coming a day after the governor took the test after he had contact with the son of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar,who is confirmed to have been infected with the virus.

Although he has yet to show any symptoms of the disease, he has since gone into self-isolation to prevent any possible spread of the virus.

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