Coronavirus Scare: Gombe shuts govt house, directs workers to undergo test

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A file photo of Gov. Inuwa Yahaya

By SINL Reporter

In a bid to contain the spread of the COVID-19 disease, Gombe has shut the Government House.

Specifically, the state government also ordered public officials; including cabinet members and staff to undergo COVID-19 test.

This is sequel to the death of a Director of Special Services and Political Office of the Secretary to the State Government who tested positive for the virus.

In a statement issued on Thursday by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Ismaila Misilli, Governor Inuwa Yahaya ordered that the “Government House Clinic where the deceased was admitted be disinfected and closed from any Physical interactions until Monday 8th June 2020.”

The governor also directed that high-risk areas such as the offices of the deceased and that of the SSG should also be fumigated.

Similarly, “those tested were also strongly advised go into self-isolation pending the outcome of the results.”

SINL Nigeria gathered that samples from Commissioners, Special Advisers, members of the Task force on COVID-19 where the deceased served in several capacities as well  as those of other staff and aides are being taken test while the Rapid Response Team has also commenced contact tracing.

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