Just In: Bauchi Records Third Case Of Coronavirus


Bauchi State Government on March 31 said it has confirmed a third case of COVID-19 in the state.

The state Deputy Governor and Chairman of Bauchi state Task Force Response Committee, Senator Baba Tela, disclosed this at Bayara General Hospital, Bauchi while addressing newsmen in the state.

Tela said the third case who is a 55-year-old man was confirmed when Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) returned the result of the 21 suspected blood samples taken for testing.

The deputy governor expressed that all the three cases including the state governor, Bala Mohammed, are currently being managed at the isolation centre at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching hospital.

Tela lamented that the state has done some contact tracing of the first and second index cases but they are yet to get their blood samples taken.

He appealed to the citizens of the state to obey all the instructions given by state government on personal hygiene and observe social distancing regularly.

Bauchi’s new case indicates that the total number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Nigeria is higher than the 135 cases earlier reported by the NCDC.

The NCDC is expected to update its data later today.

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