From Mohammed Muktar Umar, Bauchi
Bauchi state Ministry of Health has disclosed that a second suspect has been confirmed positive for Corona virus in the state.
State commissioner of health, Dr Ali Maigoro who made the disclosure on Thursday, while updating journalists on the pandemic said the new victim is a 62 year old man and friend of the first patient (Governor Bala Mohammed).
According to him, 48 samples were taken out of which two were positive, 37 negative while results of nine others are still pending.
He said the two victims did not exhibit any sign or symptom of the disease but have been isolated and were receiving care.
While assuring that government was on top of the situation, the commissioner recommended regular hand washing, taking of plenty of water, fruits, avoiding unnecessary crowd, touching of eyes, nose, mouth, coughing and sneezing in the midst of people as some measures to avert the spread of the disease.
Maigoro also advised the public in the state to comply strictly to the guidelines on the disease control and provide useful information to the state response team on the pandemic.
After the confirmation of governor Bala Mohammed as corona virus patient by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) recently, the state government ordered the closure of all offices except those who render essential services, markets with the exclusion of food sellers, filling stations and essential commodities sellers.
This is just as the government directed road transport workers not to carry more than three passengers per vehicle and provide sanitizers in their cars.