BAUCHI STATE DEPUTY GOVERNOR, BABA TELLA TESTS POSITIVE TO CORONAVIRUS

These are not the best of times for the Bauchi government. Weeks after the State Governor came out of isolation negative have having spent months down with Coronavirus, his deputy has caught the dreaded disease. According to a Statement released this evening, Baba Tella, the State Deputy Governor has tested positive. He was until now, the one coordinating the government response to Coronavirus in the State. Thus, the statement linked the latest development with his duty as the head of the team managing the pandemic in the state. The statement…

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2 PERSONS POSITIVE WITH CORONAVIRUS REFUSE TO ISOLATE THEMSELVES JN BAUCHI, SAY DISEASE IS A SCAM, BAUCHI GOVT CRIES OUT

…. They are infecting family members, Bauchi govt cries out run-away COVID-19 patient By Charly Agwam – Bauchi Bauchi state government has lamented the refusal of two Coronavirus positive cases to isolate themselves. Executive Chairman of Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BASPHCDA), Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, yesterday, said two COVID-19 positive people have declined to be isolated in the state. Mohammed who is also the Chairman, Contact Tracing Committee on Covid-19 in the state, said they refused to be isolated because they denied that Covid-19 is real. He revealed that…

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BAUCHI DOCTOR INFECTS 10 FAMILY MEMBERS WITH CORONAVIRUS, AS 24 HEALTH WORKERS TEST POSITIVE

… as 24 health workers test positive An unidentified doctor in Bauchi State infected ten of his family members including his last child, a 9 year old son after testing positive for coronavirus. Chairman, State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BSPHCDA), Dr. Rilwanu Muhammed who disclosed this to the Nation in Bauchi, the state capital on Sunday said though nine of the family were recently discharged, but the 9 year old son remained in isolation as he is yet to recover. Dr. Mohammed further disclosed that the doctor may have…

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150 DEATHS IN 2 WEEKS IN AZARE CAUSED BY HYPERTENSION, CHILD BIRTH COMPLICATIONS, OTHERS AND NOT CORONAVIRUS SAYS BAUCHI GOVERNOR

The Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, has said that massive deaths in Azare town, the headquarters of the  Katagum Local Government Area of the state within the last two weeks,  were not  caused by COVID-19. He, however, said that from records available, within the last one month, no fewer than 150 people had died from hypertension and other diseases. Sunday PUNCH had reported that Azare, the headquarters of the Katagum LGA, was said to have recorded massive deaths within the past 14 days. While a former member of the…

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DESPITE GOVERNMENT DENIAL, OVER 300 DIE MYSTERIOUS IN BAUCHI SAYS RESIDENTS

David Adenuga, Bauchi   BAUCHI State residents are alleging massive deaths from a ‘strange ailment’ in Azare, headquarters of Katagum Local Government Area of the state. About 301 people are feared dead in the last two weeks in the area, according to residents. Some suspect the strange ailment to be COVID-19 The State Government on Saturday alleged exaggeration of the matter. Deputy Governor Baba Tela told reporters that the situation in the Azare was being blown out of proportion by those who don’t reside in the state. A former member…

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BAUCHI RECORDS 11 NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES

Bauchi State has recorded 11 fresh cases of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic. This brings its overall Coronavirus infections to 25. The NCDC had on Monday recorded 14 cases for Bauchi. According to the Bauchi State Ministry of Health, 11 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the state on Tuesday. The ministry added that the state had discharged six patients who survived the disease. It added that the state now has 19 active cases to manage and had recorded no death. The index case of the virus in Bauchi was Governor Bala Mohammed, who…

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I HAD A TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE WITH CORONAVIRUS SAYS BAUCHI GOVERNOR, BALA MOHAMMED

I had terrible experience with COVID-19 – Bauchi gov Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, who tested negative for COVID-19 and came out of isolation on Thursday, described his experience in self-isolation as terrible. The governor has been in self-isolation since March, 23 when he tested positive for COVID-19. Addressing journalists shortly after being certified free from coronavirus by the NCDC and left self-isolation at 8.30pm on Thursday, he said, “I thank Allah for this trials and tribulations and I must thank him for testing me and then freeing me. This…

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BAUCHI TRACKING 305 CONTACTS OF INDEX CASES

Bauchi State Government says it is tracing 305 contacts of the index coronavirus case and others reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in the state. Alh. Baba Tela, Deputy Governor of the state, who is also the Chairman of the State Task Force Committee on COVID-19, made this known in Bauchi on Monday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Bauchi state has six cases of coronavirus victims confirmed by NCDC. Tela said all the 305 contacts had been located and their samples had been taken…

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CORONAVIRUS: BAUCHI BEGINS 14-DAY LOCKDOWN ON THURSDAY

Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi The Bauchi State Government has imposed a lockdown for 14 days in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease in the state. The government’s decision was contained in a media statement signed by the Secretary to the Bauchi State Government, Sabi’u Baba, and made available to newsmen on Tuesday. He said that the lockdown will commence on Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 from 6:00pm.

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TENSION OVER CORONAVIRUS IN BAUCHI: 70 SAMPLES COLLECTED, 47/NEGATIVE

BY ADEYEMI AKANJI, BAUCHI – One week after the reported outbreak of Coronavirus in Bauchi State, which has so far recorded two positive index cases, 70 blood samples of suspected cases have been tested for the COVID-19 infection. From the 70 tests carried out, 47 tested negative while 23 are still pending. The State Commissioner of Health, Dr Aliyu Maigoro Mohammed, who announced this at a media briefing on Friday evening, said that all the 70 samples were taken from people who had contacts with the two index cases in…

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