A member of staff of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Bauchi State has tested positive for coronavirus.
This was disclosed yesterday by the commissioner for Health, Dr. Aliyu Mohammed Maigoro.
Maigoro explained in a statement he issued that the Ministry of Health had decontaminated the offices of UNICEF/WHO and had sealed them temporarily.
He said that the closure of the UNICEF/WHO offices was in order to “de-escalate the spread of the virus in the state.”
The official who tested positive for the virus has reportedly travelled to Kano in recent days.
The statement said that his contacts both in Kano and Bauchi States had been identified and isolated “and they are under strict follow ups and surveillance”.
The commissioner added the UNICEF/WHO offices would remain close for two weeks and would be strictly manned by the state government.
It reports that Bauchi now has two active cases of coronavirus while fivepeople have recovered from the virus and discharged.