No fewer than  21 pending samples of suspected coronavirus cases in Bauchi State have tested negative.

The  Commissioner for Health, Dr Aliyu Maigoro Mohammed, disclosed  this to newsmen in Bauchi while giving a situation update .

He added  that  a total of 93 contact samples have been taken and tested in line with the guidelines of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC).

The commissioner further said  that the Special Task Force set up against coronavirus has again taken another 23 samples for test for further investigation

Maigoro also  announced that 47 out of the 70 persons whose blood samples taken for tests for suspected coronavirus infection have tested negative adding that  21 more results sent to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) were being expected.

Maigoro noted that the 70 cases, include the first and second index cases which are Governor Bala Mohammed, who recently tested positive and an unnamed 62- year- old man.

The commissioner , however, lamented that more blood samples of the traced contacts would have been taken “but the ministry could not do so because the state lacks the sample containers”.

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