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  • Updated: May 12, 2020

People In My State Do Not Believe Coronavirus Is Real - Bala Mohammed

People In My State Do Not Believe Coronavirus Is Real - Bala


The Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, has restated his fear of the disbelief shown by residents of his state, saying that they do not believe that the disease is real even though he is proof of its existence.

Speaking during a programme on NTA on Monday, Bala said that the people of Bauchi have refused to comply with the guidelines set down by the government in its bid to stem the spread of the virus in the state.

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

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“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.”

He said that he had not recommended the use of choloroquine in the treatment of coronavirus, even though he had claimed that that was what was used during his treatment of the disease.

“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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