The Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, has gone into self-isolation, suspecting that he might have been infected by COVID-19.
In a statement by his spokesman, Mukhtar Gidado, on Monday, Mr. Mohammed is said to have boarded the same flight and shook hands with Muhammed Abubakar, the son of Nigeria’s former vice president, who has tested positive for COVID-19.
“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 spreading the disease,” Mr Gidado said.
“Currently, the blood sample of the governor has been taken and is undergoing clinical. For the period of the clinical test, the governor and his entourage will remain in isolation pending the outcome of the clinical results.”
Nigeria has currently confirmed 36 cases of COVID-19, while one patients has died of the virus, according to National Center for Disease Control.