Bauchi state deputy governor, Baba Tela has tested positive for COVID-19, the state government has disclosed.
Tela who is the chairman of the state task force on COVID-19 has now gone into self-isolation, Mukhtar Gidado, a media aide to the governor, said in a press statement on Tuesday.
“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.
“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.”
The development comes more than a month after Bala Mohammed, the governor, recovered from the disease after three weeks treatment.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Bauchi state has recorded 241 cases of the 10819 reported in Nigeria.