JUST IN: Bauchi confirms another case of coronavirus

One person who had contact with Bauchi governor, Bala Mohammed has tested positive for coronavirus just a few days after the governor tested positive to the virus.

This was disclosed in a situation update given by the Commissioner for Health, Dr.Aliyu Maigoro while addressing newsmen in Bauchi, the state capital on Thursday.

According to the commissioner, the patient is a 62-year-old male and a close friend of Governor Bala Mohammed.

Maigoro revealed that 48 samples were taken for test and two have been confirmed positive.

He added that 37 others returned negative while the results of nine samples were still pending.

Everyone who had contact with the Governor were earlier placed on compulsory self-isolation in the state to contain the spread of the virus.

It would be recalled that the state governor Bala Mohammed tested positive to coronavirus following contact with former Vice President’s son, Mohammed Atiku Abubakar who earlier tested positive to Covid -19