Baba Tela, Bauchi State deputy governor, has tested positive for coronavirus.
Tela’s result was confirmed in a statement issued by Mukhtar Gidado, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State.
Gidado said Tela, who is also the Chairman, State Task Force on COVID-19, contracted the virus while discharging his duties.
He added that the samples of all his primary contacts have been taken by the NCDC and they are advised to remain in isolation until their result is released.
“This is to inform the General public that His Excellency Sen. Baba Tela, deputy governor of Bauchi State, who is also the Chairman, State Task Force on COVID-19, was confirmed positive of Coronavirus.
“Consequently, His Excellency Sen. Baba Tela has gone into self-isolation in Bauchi and health professionals are properly managing his situation,” he said.
Speaking on the development, Governor Bala felicitated and solicited prayers for Tela’s speedy recovery.
He, therefore, called on Nigerians to adhere strictly to the protocols against the spread of the disease in the State.
Meanwhile, Bauchi State has 241 confirmed cases of the deadly coronavirus.