Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, on Saturday, said a four-year-old boy tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the state.
Mohammed disclosed this in a telephone interview with newsmen in Bauchi.
He also said out of the 38 repatriated Quranic Education pupils (Almajiris) from Kano State, seven tested positive for the virus.
“The four-year-old child that tested positive for the virus is a contact of another person who returned from Lagos.
“Also, out of the 38 repatriated Quranic Education pupils (Almajiris), seven were confirmed positive of COVID-19.
“So far, all the repatriated Almajiris that tested positive for the disease in Bauchi are from Kano state,” he said.
The PHCDA boss also told newsmen that out of the 48 confirmed cases
in the state, five medical personnel tested positive for the deadly
He said the state would embark on a massive contact tracing, urging residents to report anybody coming into the state from any of the high-risk states.
Mohammed said this was necessary in order to conduct a test or isolate such a person as soon as possible.
He added that most of the cases recorded in the state were returnees from either Kano, Lagos, Portharcourt, and Enugu states.
“Apart from the index case, who is the governor of Bauchi State, all our cases are returnees who might have travelLed to either Lagos, Port-Harcourt, Kano, or Enugu states,” he said.
Newsmen report that Bauchi State recorded 10 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 48.
Six have been discharged so far with zero death recorded in the state.