Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has tested positive for coronavirus after his contact with Mohammed Atiku Abubakar, son of the former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, who is also tested positive for the virus.
“The result of six initial tests carried out by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on his Excellency, Senator Bala Mohammed, his family and aides that accompanied him to Lagos is out,” Mohammed’s media aide Mukhtar Gidado said in a statement on Tuesday.
“Of the six tests, one sample was confirmed positive of Covid-19. The positive result happened to be that of His Excellency, the Governor of Bauchi State.”
Gidado disclosed that Mohammed is now quarantined while his doctors and officials from NCDC are in charge of his treatment.
“His Excellency solicits for prayer from all and requested that all those who had had contact with him or anyone known to have the same medical condition to go for test immediately,” Gidado said.
The Governor, commissioners and entourage were on self-isolation on Monday after contact with the son of the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who tested positive to Covid-19
“So far, the Governor did not exhibit any symptom of the disease but based on the recommendation of the NCDC, he will remain in isolation in order to avoid the risk of spread of the disease,” Gidado said on Monday.
“Currently, the blood sample of the Governor has been taken and is undergoing clinical test. For the record of the clinical testing, the Governor and his entourage will remain in isolation pending the outcome of the clinical result.”
Upon testing positive for coronavirus on Tuesday, the governor cancelled all his appointments with immediate effect.