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‘We are still under the grave threat of COVID-19’

By Rukayat Akanbi

As Bauchi shares 700,000 facemasks BAUCHI State Governor, Bala Mohammed has warned the residents of state against the believe that the COVID-19 has vanished. Mohammed said the state was still under the grave threat of the disease.

The Governor made the warning on Thursday while distributing 700,000 face masks locally produced in the State to the residents to curb the spread of Coronavirus. Mohammed who was represented by his Deputy, Baba Tela said: “Let me use this opportunity to remind us all that we are still under the grave threat of this disease. Remember, I am the first index case where I was in isolation or quarantine for twenty days.

“My brother, the Deputy Governor, Sen. Baba Tela, two Commissioners, Finance and Local Government and even my close friend in this State were equally infected. Many of us have one experience or the other of loosing our relations, friends, associates and everyday people we do not know. It is incumbent on us to take every measure in containing the spread of this disease seriously.”

According him, the beneficiaries are among the most vulnerable members of our society. “The more we use these face masks, the less likelihood we will be in contracting the disease. Another important measure I must be quick to remind us is the act of washing your hands constantly with soap and running water or the use of hand sanitizers,” the Governor warned.

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