Bauchi Govt confirms third coronavirus case, Imposes Lockdown


The Bauchi state government has announced that another person in the state has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.

State Deputy Governor and Chairman, Task Force Committee on COVID-19, Senator Baba Tela, disclosed this to reporters on Tuesday.

According to Tela, the patient is a 55- year-old man and this brings the total number of confirmed cases so far in the state to three.

The state government has also imposed a 14 days lockdown on the state to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Secretary to the State Government, Sabi’u Baba, revealed this in a statement on Tuesday.

According to the statement, the lockdown takes effect from Thursday, April 2, 2020.

“His Excellency, Bala Mohammed, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State has imposed a 14 days lockdown on Bauchi. While he appreciates the sacrifices of the public in this agonizing time, he has directed that in order for the public to secure food items, movement is allowed between 1 am to 4 pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The ban does not, however, affect essential services,” the statement read in part.

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