WHO staff who recently traveled to Kano from Bauchi state tests positive for Coronavirus

A staff member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Bauchi state has tested positive for Coronavirus bringing the total number of active cases of the virus to two.

A statement from the state Ministry of Health and signed by Ibrahim Sani for the Commissioner of Health, Dr Aliyu Maigoro Mohammed, states that available information revealed that the confirmed case had travelled to Kano and all the contacts made both in Bauchi and Kano have been identified and isolated and are under strict follow ups and surveillance.

The statement adds that UNICEF/WHO offices in the state have been closed down for two weeks.
“Following the confirmation of a staff of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Bauchi office who tested positive to COVID-19, the UNICEF/WHO offices have been decontaminated and are now officially sealed today, 19th April, 2020 by the Commissioner of Health, Dr Aliyu Maigoro Mohammed and the Executive Chairman of Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BASPHCDA), Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, as part of prevention and to de-escalate the spread of the virus in the state.” the statement in part reads

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