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Coronavirus: Bauchi Quarantines 27 People, Closes Markets
Date Posted: 27/Mar/2020
No fewer than 27 people in Bauchi State have been placed on compulsory self-isolation for a minimum of 14 days in order to determine their coronavirus status while one person has tested positive.
This was disclosed by the Disease Control Unit of the Ministry of Health in the state in a circular update obtained by NAN. According to the update, those placed on the compulsory self-isolation were said to have had previous history of contact with a COVID-19 positive case.
The update indicated that four isolation centres had been created at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Federal Medical Centre, Azare, Specialist Hospital, Bauchi and Toro General Hospital.
It also urged members of the general public to imbibe the culture of hygiene and hygienic living by always washing their hands with soap and clean water as well as applying hand sanitizers just as they were encouraged to report any symptom of Lassa fever and COVID-19 to the nearest health facility.
Meanwhile, the state government has ordered the immediate closure of all markets across the 20 local government areas of the state. The is coming on the heels of the report from the National Centre for Disease Control that the Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, tested positive for the coronavirus.
Source: Punch

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