The Deputy Governor of Bauchi, Sen. Baba Tela, has tested 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 (SSA) on Media to the Bauchi Governor, Muhktar Gidado, confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday morning, June 3, 2020.
The SSA disclosed that this was revealed after the NCDC tested the Deputy Gov due to the symptoms he exhibited.
Gidado added that the Deputy Governor has gone into self-isolation in Bauchi as he is being taken care of by health professionals.
The Governor’s media aide said the samples of all his primary contacts have also been taken to NCDC for testing