Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, has begun self-isolation for Coronavirus as he had contact with a COVID-19 case.
The governor said he boarded the same flight and shook hands with Muhammed Abubakar, the son of Nigeria’s former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar who has tested positive to the virus.
This was disclosed in a statement by the governor’s spokesperson, Mukhtar Gidado.
The statement read:
“This is to inform the general public that His Excellency, the Governor of Bauchi State has gone into self –isolation. 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 Abubakar was tested positive to the Coronavirus diseases.
“The Governor also recently returned from an international trip through Lagos State where he met with Mohammed Atiku Abubakar in the AERO contractor 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 Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) he would remain in isolation in other to avoid a spread for the disease.
“Currently the blood sample of the Governor has been taken and is undergoing clinical test. For the period of the clinical test the Governor and his entourage would remain in isolation pending the outcome of the clinical test.”.