Gombe top officials to undergo COVID-19 test following director’s death


Public officials, including cabinet members, are tested for coronavirus since the closure of Gombe State Government House over the demise of a top government official, Shuaibu Danlami.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya  has on Thursday directed that high risk areas such as the offices of the deceased and that of the Secretary to the State Government, as well as the Government House Clinic where the deceased was admitted, be disinfected and shut.

Those tested were also strongly advised go into self-isolation pending the outcome of the results.

In a statement by the governor’s spokesman, Ismaila Misilli,  the governor urged members of the general public to take the NCDC protocols and medical experts’ advice seriously and strictly observe all precautionary measures of hand-washing, use of sanitisers and face masks as well  as maintain social distancing.

“Already, samples from commissioners, special advisers, members of the task force on covid-19, where the deceased served as assistant secretary;  directors, executive secretaries, chairmen of boards and commissions, security personnel attached to the Government House, as well  as those of other workers and aides are being taken for COVID-19 test while the Rapid Response Team has also commenced contact tracing,” he said.

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