The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed and his entourage have gone on self-isolation after they had contact with the son of the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who tested positive for coronavirus.
Mohammed’s self-isolation was announced in a press statement on Monday by his media aide, Mukhtar Gidado.
“This development is sequel to the report from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) that the son of the former Vice President of Nigeria, Mohammed Atiku Abubakar was tested positive to the Coronavirus upon his return from an international trip through Lagos,” Gidado said.
“It would be recalled that Governor Bala Mohammed who was also recently returned from an official trip in Lagos, met with Mohammed Atiku Abubakar in the Aero Contractors Aircraft where they shook hands and exchanged pleasantries.
“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
“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.
The Governor has cancelled all his appointments with immediate effect.