From Mohammed muktar Umar, Bauchi
Bauchi State Government has confirmed third case of coronavirus disease in the state.
The State Deputy Governor, Senator Baba Tela disclosed this at a press conference held at Bayara General Hospital Bauchi.
Tela who is the Chairman of the State Outbreak Response Committee on Lassa Fever and Coronavirus said already the third patient was in isolation receiving medical treatment.
According to the Deputy Governor, of the 23 new results received by the committee, only one was tested positive, while the remaining were negative.
Senator Tela appealed to the federal government to assist the state with enough testing materials so as to be able to to conduct the test in the state.
On the total lockdown of the state, the Deputy Governor said the measure was due to the non- adherence to the earlier government’s directive on the closure of markets and other public places.
He said security agencies in the state have been directed to ensure total compliance.