Bauchi’s Governor’s friend tests positive for coronavirus, shortly after the governor. However, only a few minutes ago, another friend of the governor has also tested positive for the virus.
On Wednesday, Bauchi’s Governor tested positive to the Coronavirus following the results of Atiku’s son who also tested positive to the virus.
A recent development announced several minutes ago, further creates worry as two friends of the governor are also facing the same plight.
It was also gathered that these two new coronavirus cases were among 27 persons who had been in contact with the governor.
This information was confirmed by the Bauchi State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Aliyu Muhammed Maigoro.
He disclosed the information to newsmen when he said:
= “Today, 26 Match 2020, the state has recorded the second and third case of confirmed Coronavirus. “Out of the 48 high-risk persons tested, two have been confirmed positive. 37 returned negative and we are awaiting the results of nine samples.”
Nevertheless, it is important to note that the Commissioner did not disclose the identity of the person. However, the Commissioner stated that the second case is a 62-year old friend of the Governor, Bala Mohammed.
He further stated that officials are also tracking all who have been in contact with the Governor as well as the second case.
He said, “We are now tracing the contacts of the second case. I will not disclose the identity of the person because it is unethical. The governor ordered us to disclose his identity.”
However, the commissioner equally stated that the two cases were not exhibiting any symptoms at the moment. All indications that they have the virus came from being tested for it.
The new coronavirus case brings the number of coronavirus cases to 53 in Nigeria. However, in another recent development, 6 of coronavirus cases earlier stated to have recovered.