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COVID-19: another WHO staff test positive in Bauchi

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The Bauchi State Government on Tuesday confirmed that another official of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has tested positive of Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total of active cases in the state to three.

The Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi.

NAN recalls that on April 2l, a WHO staff tested positive of COVID-19 in Bauchi.

Mohammed said that the new index case was through contact tracing of the first WHO official that tested positive after an earlier trip to Kano State.

“The new case is another WHO staff.

“This new case is a contact from the first WHO staff that tested positive because his contacts from Kano and Bauchi were traced and isolated,” he said.

NAN reports that the state update indicated that the state has recorded eight index cases out of which five were discharged.

The update further revealed that the state has three active cases with no death recorded.


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