Bauchi state Governor, Bala Mohammed on Wednesday, said 15 COVID-19 cases in Bauchi were people travelling from Calabar, Cross River’s capital city thereby casting aspersions on Cross River state’s COVID-19-free status.
In a press briefing, Mohammed also threatened to lock down Bauchi city if the number of infections continues to rise
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Cross River state is the only region in the country without any confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.
Bauchi reported a daily record high of 69 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.
The Governor blamed the rising cases of infections on people’s lax attitude towards health guidelines such as handwashing, use of sanitisers and face masks.