Mohammed Prays for Speedy Recovery for His Deputy Tela Who Contracted Coronavirus

Bauchi Governor, Bala Mohammed has prayed for a speedy recovery for his deputy, Baba Tela who contracted the deadly coronavirus in the course of his duty.

Mohammed took to his Twitter page to commiserate with his family over the development.

“My deputy, Senator Baba Tela, has been confirmed positive to #COVIDー19. Senator Tela contracted the disease in the line of duty as Chairman State Task Force on #COVID19. I commiserate with him, and his family, even as we pray for a speedy recovery,” he tweeted.

 

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Tela, who is also the chairman of the State Task Force Committee on COVID-19, reportedly contracted the virus while discharging his responsibility.

This was revealed by the Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Bauchi Governor, Muhktar Gidado, in a statement on Wednesday.

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Gidado said the confirmation was a sequel to a test carried out on him by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) after he exhibited symptoms.

“This is to inform the general public that His Excellency, Sen. Baba Tela, Deputy Governor of Bauchi State who is also the Chairman, State Task Force on COVID-19 was confirmed positive for coronavirus.

“He contracted the disease while discharging his onerous responsibility as Chairman of the Committee.

“Consequently, His Excellency, Baba Tela has gone into self-isolation in Bauchi, and health professionals are properly managing his situation.”

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The Governor’s media aide said the samples of all his primary contacts have also been taken to NCDC for testing.

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