The Deputy Governor of Bauchi, Baba Tela, has tested positive to coronavirus.
A statement issued by Mukhtar Gidado, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State confirmed it.
The statement said Tela contracted the virus while discharging his duties.
Prior to the announcement, Tela was the Chairman, State Task Force on Covid-19.
However, the samples of all his primary contacts have now been taken by the NCDC.
His primary contacts have also been advised to remain in isolation until their result is released.
“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. “Consequently, His Excellency Sen. Baba Tela has gone into self-isolation in Bauchi and health professionals are properly managing his situation,” he said.
Reacting on the development, Governor Bala solicited prayers for Tela’s speedy recovery.
He, therefore, urged residents to adhere strictly to the protocols against the spread of the disease in the state.
Bauchi State has 241 confirmed cases of the deadly coronavirus.