Bauchi State Government has shut down the offices of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO) in the state for the next two weeks after a staff of WHO tested positive for coronavirus.
A statement signed by one Ibrahim Sani on behalf of the State Ministry of Health said that the two offices have been decontaminated and “now officially sealed today (Sunday) 19 April 2020 by the Commissioner of Health, Dr Aliyu Muhammad Maigoro in the company of Executive Chairman Bauchi Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Rilwani Mohammed as part of measures to de-escalate the spread of the virus in the state.”
The statement added that available information revealed that the newly confirmed case had earlier travelled to Kano, therefore all his contacts both in Bauchi and Kano have been identified and isolated. “They are under strict follow-ups and surveillance. At the moment the UNICEF/WHO offices have been closed down for two weeks by the Bauchi State Government,” the statement concluded.