A close friend of Bauchi state Governor Bala Mohammed has tested positive for Covid-19, Prompt News can report.
The man, name withheld, is 62 years old and second case to be confirmed in Bauchi state.
Prompt News recalls that the state governor, Bala Mohammed was the first to test positive to the deadly virus in the state following exposure to Mohammed Atiku, son of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
Updating newsmen on Thursday, Bauchi state Commissioner for Health, Dr Aliyu Maigoro, said out of 48 samples presented for investigation, result for 38 persons had been received, out of which one tested positive.
He said the state recorded 48 high risk contacts of COVID-19 from 24th to 26th March 2020.
“The first case has still not shown any symptoms of COVID -19 and the second case will be moved to the management center for proper management,”he said.
Maigoro called on philanthropists and Development partners to support the state in curbing the menace.
“We call on philanthropists and development partners to support the state in curbing the menace with sophisticated machines and other consumables,” he pleaded
Maigoro said the state had also selected General Hospital Bayara as an additional center for the management of COVID- 19.