Gov Abubakar Sani Bello
Abubakar Sani Bello, the Governor of Niger State has tested positive for COVID-19.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people who fall sick with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment.
As Nigeria faces a likely second wave of COVID-19 infection, the Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello has tested positive to the virus.
The Governor announced this on his twitter handle yesterday, Monday, 9th November 2020.
He tweeted: “I have tested positive to #COVID19. However, I am asymptomatic and have gone into isolation.”
I have tested positive to #COVID19. However, I am asymptomatic and have gone into isolation.
— Abubakar Sani Bello (@abusbello) November 9, 2020
It can be recalled that few days back, the Secretary to the Niger State Government (SSG) and Chairman of the state Task Force on COVID-19, Ahmed Matane, denied a report attributed to him that three commissioners have tested positive to Coronavirus.
In a statement issued by Tanko Lawal, the Information Officer in his office, the report published by some National Dailies and circulating in the social media was concocted and did not emanate from him.
Matane urged the public to disregard the false report and discourage the circulation of any unverified information that could cause harm and unnecessary panic among the citizens.
He assured that the state government remained committed to the containment of the COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring that the people of the state strictly adhered to safety protocols in line with International Health Regulations.
The SSG enjoined the public to the use of face masks, application of hand sanitizer, regular hand washing with soap, physical and social distancing, so as to help curb the spread of the virus in the state.