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

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

Following the outbreak of Coronavirus in Nigeria, a member of staff of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Bauchi state has tested positive for Coronavirus bringing the total number of active caass of the virus to two.

This was contained in a statement released by the state Ministry of Health and signed by Ibrahim Sani for the Commissioner of Health, Dr Aliyu Maigoro Mohammed.

According to the statement, 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.

The statement reads partly:

"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."

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