The Bauchi State Government has announced that it has sealed the office complex shared by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organisation (WHO) after one of their workers tested positive to the new coronavirus.
National Sportslink gathered in a statement issued by the State Commissioner for Health, Aliyu Mohammed, revealed that an unnamed staff of the WHO that recently traveled to Kano returned infected with the virus.
According to the statement issued on Sunday by the Bauchi State Ministry of health indicated that the office complex was first decontaminated before it was officially sealed for 14 days.
The statement issued by the commissioner’s proxy stated that the building where the offices of the WHO and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are contained have been sealed.
The statement reads, “Following the confirmation of staff of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Bauchi office who tested positive to COVID-19, the UNICEF/WHO offices have been decontaminated and are now officially sealed today, 19th April 2020 by the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Aliyu Maigoro Mohammed and the Executive Chairman of Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BASPHCDA), Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed, as part of prevention and to de-escalate the spread of the virus in the state.”
“Available information revealed that the patient had traveled to Kano, therefore all his contacts both in Bauchi and Kano have been identified and isolated and they are under strict follow-ups and surveillance.
“At the moment, UNICEF/WHO offices have been closed down for two weeks by the Bauchi State government.”