Wednesday, April 1, 2020

COVID-19: We don’t know why NCDC is listing two cases for us – Bauchi government

The Bauchi State Government has said that it doesn’t know why the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Abuja, has yet to make public the third case in the state.

The NCDC said as of 12:30 pm on Wednesday there were 151 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria.

The NCDC, in its breakdown of these cases, said Bauchi had two confirmed cases.

Speaking on the telephone with The Punch on Wednesday, Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Rilwan Mohammed, could not give any reason why the NCDC was still listing the state as having only two cases instead of three.

He stated that the result of the third case announced by the state government was sent by the NCDC.
When asked why the Bauchi State Government declared a third case but the NCDC is still mentioning two cases in the state, he said, “I don’t know the reason why that is so.”

He added, “They (NCDC) sent the result to me yesterday (Tuesday) and that was what we announced to the press. It was after they sent the result to me that I informed the Deputy Governor about it and he, in turn, spoke to the press about it.”

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