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I survived COVID-19 yet my people do not believe it’s real - Gov Bala

Governor Bala Mohammed has revealed that residents of Bauchi state do not believe Coronavirus is real even after he survived the disease.




Speaking during an NTA programme on Monday May 11, Governor Bala stated that denial, intransigence and adamancy constitute a better part of the problem in the state.




He said;




“Part of the problem we have in the state is that of denial, intransigence and adamancy because people don’t believe that this disease is real.


“And I told them, maybe as a way of godly intervention, I was the index case in the state. COVID-19 is not a respecter of personality and I have been able to come out.


“Therefore, people should take this disease very seriously. We have locked down our mosques and churches and people still want to go for Friday prayers and what have you. And they are going to the market but don’t want to wear masks.”




On use of Chloroquine in treatment of Coronavirus he said;




“I didn’t recommend the use of chloroquine. I am not a medical doctor, or a stupid man to start diagnosing something or prescribing medicine that I don’t have capacity to do.”

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