The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), has confirmed by the Bauchi Deputy Governor, Sen. Baba Tela, positive for COVID-19.
Tela, who doubles as chairman of the State Task Force Committee on COVID-19, was said to have contracted the virus while discharging his responsibility.
The Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Bauchi Governor, Muhktar Gidado, confirmed the development in a statement on Wednesday.
According to Gidado, the confirmation was a sequel to a test carried out on him by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) after he exhibited symptoms.
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He said: “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 for coronavirus.
“He contracted the disease while discharging his onerous responsibility as Chairman of the Committee.
“Consequently, His Excellency, Baba Tela has gone into self-isolation in Bauchi, and health professionals are properly managing his situation.”