BREAKING: WHO staff in Bauchi infected with coronavirus 1

BREAKING: WHO staff in Bauchi infected with coronavirus

An employee of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Bauchi State Office has tested positive for coronavirus.

 The new case brings the total number of cases in the state to two.

Confirming the report, Chairman of the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Rilwan Mohammed, said the result of the patient was received in the state at about 4.00 pm on Sunday from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Abuja.

Mohammed however said the patient returned to Bauchi after having close contact with a positive case in Kano State.

“Yes, it is true, we have an additional case in the state, the result was sent to me around 4 pm today. He is the contact of a positive patient in Kano.

“He is a staff of WHO in Bauchi but we don’t want to mention his name because it is against the ethics of the medical profession. He went to Kano and had contact with a Professor in Kano that is positive,” he said.

“He started having symptoms three days ago, then yesterday (Saturday) we took his samples and sent it to Abuja for confirmation and it was returned this afternoon. It is positive.

THE DAILY VENDOR however gathered that the WHO and UNICEF offices in the state have been sealed off and decontaminated, while contact tracing has commenced.

“We have decontaminated the UNICEF and the WHO offices and sealed them. We have taken samples of seven people he had close contact with. They are about 15 contacts that we are tracing and we are going to take their samples.”

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