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Published On: Tue, Mar 24th, 2020

Coronavirus: Bauchi gov in self-isolation after contact with Atiku’s son

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By Our reporter

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has gone into self-isolation after he had contact the son of former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,Atiku Abubakar who tested positive to coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.
The governor’s Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mukhtar Gidado, announced this in a statement yesterday.
According to him, Governor Mohammed took the decision after the contact, the son of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, was confirmed to have been infected by the virus.
“This development is sequel to the report from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) that the son of the former Vice President of Nigeria, Mohammed Atiku Abubakar was tested positive to coronavirus upon his return from an international trip through Lagos,” Gidado stated.
He added that the governor, who returned from an official trip to Lagos, met with Atiku’s son on the plane where both men shook hands and exchanged pleasantries.
“It would be recalled that Governor Bala Mohammed who also recently returned from an official Trip in Lagos met with Mohammed Atiku Abubakar Aero Contractors aircraft where they shook hands and exchanged pleasantries.
“So far, the Governor did not exhibit any symptom of the disease, but based on the recommendation of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, he will remain in isolation in order to avoid the risk of spreading the disease,” Gidado stated.
He added that, “Currently, the blood sample of the governor has been taken and is undergoing a clinical test.
“For the period of the clinical testing, the governor and his entourage will remain in isolation pending the outcome of the clinical result,” the governor’s aide said.

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