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COVID-19: Three commissioners test positive in Gombe state



Three commissioners including an aid to the Gombe Star governor have tested positive to COVID-19.

Gombe State Commissioner for

Information, Ibrahim Alhassan made this known to newsmen on Tuesday.

According to him they were among the new cases of the virus confirmed after 609 persons were tested in the state.

He also added that the state is currently witnessing community transmission and urged residents of the state to observe all precautionary measures to avoid contracting the virus.

He said, ”Out of the 21 commissioners, it is unfortunate we are having three. Of the special advisers, we have one positive case.”

He also said that five members of the House of Assembly had earlier been confirmed positive for the disease.

“The pandemic now is within the community and we are experiencing community transmission.

“Therefore, all hands need to be on deck to see that we fight this pandemic headon.

“All permanent secretaries and directors in all the government ministeries and agencies are now undergoing the test.” he added.

Yusuf Luka, is a journalist by profession with few years of experience, I am also a graduate of Bingham University. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking with friends, Reading books, and Watching movies. Let's connect on social media.