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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called Coronavirus.

It was discovered in December 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei, China.

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.

The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).

At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments. WHO will continue to provide updated information as soon as clinical findings become available.

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The Bauchi State Governor took the CONVID-19 test, after he had contact with the son of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, confirmed to have been infected with the virus.

Governor Mohammed had returned to Bauchi from an official trip to Lagos after he met with Atiku’s son on the plane where both men shook hands and exchanged pleasantries.

Although he didnt show any symptoms of the disease, he in self-isolation to prevent any possible spread of the virus, and has been discharged after 14 days.

Bauchi State Ministry of Health

COVID-19 Emergency Operation Centre
Disease Control Team
COVID-19 Update: 07 June, 2020 @ 10:15PM

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Bauchi State isolation centre is equipped

Bauchi State isolation centre is equipped with the facilities, including ventilators and essentials needed to cater for the patients

HON. GARBA DAHIRU

Commissioner for Information and Communications, Bauchi State

Two came out remain positive and were recorded as new ones for us,

“From the samples that were sent to Abuja for testing as part of the evaluation of the existing cases, two came out remain positive and were recorded as new ones for us,”

H/E (Sen.) baba tela

Deputy Governor, Bauchi State - Nigeria

my second test for #COVID19 returned negative

“I just received the green light. My second test for #COVID19 returned negative,” he said on Twitter. “I thank you all for your prayers and support even while I was in isolation. Most importantly, all the praises and thanks be to Allah –the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

H/E (SEN.) BALA MUHAMMED

Executive Governor of Bauchi State - Nigeria

We have been having three cases in Bauchi, later they (NCDC) added three

“We have been having three cases in Bauchi, later they (NCDC) added three, that made it six. We didn’t accept the three cases because there were discrepancies in the result, though we have had underground communication with them.

Dr Mohammed Maigoro Aliyu

Commissioner for Health, Bauchi State
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