Another WHO staff in Bauchi office tests positive for COVID-19

Another WHO staff in Bauchi office tests positive for COVID-19


Barely three days after 1st News reported a confirmed case of a World Health Organisation, WHO, staff in Bauchi state; another official has tested positive to COVID-19, bringing the total active cases in the state to three.

The Bauchi State Government on Tuesday through its Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, disclosed this to reporters in Bauchi.

1st News recalls that on April 2l, a WHO staff tested positive of COVID-19 in Bauchi.


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Mohammed said that the new index case was through contact tracing of the first WHO official; that tested positive after an earlier travel 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 siad.

1st News 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.




1st News reported that a World Health Organisation (WHO) official in Bauchi Office, has tested positive to the deadly Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Bauchi State.

Dr Aliyu Maigoro, Bauchi State Commissioner for Health, confirmed this on Sunday in a statement in Bauchi; by Mr Ibrahim Sani, Information Officer, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency.

Maigoro said, “they decontaminated and sealed both WHO and UNICEF offices in the state for two weeks.

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“Following the Confirmation of a staff of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Bauchi Office; who tested positive for COVID-19, the UNICEF/WHO offices have been decontaminated; and now officially closed down for two weeks.

“The exercise was conducted on April 19 in the presence of the Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Primary HealthCare Development Agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed; as part of prevention measures and to de-escalate the spread of the virus in the state,” Maigoro said.


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