The governor disclosed this on his Twitter account early on Thursday, March 26, 2020, noting that he’ll remain in self-isolation regardless of the result.
“My rapid diagnotic test for #Coronavirus ( #COVIDー19 ) came back negative. However, while still asymptomatic, I have decided to remain in self-isolation and continue working from my private office at home pending the result of the more conclusive PCR test,” he posted.
Also, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie reveals that the governor is still in self isolation despite the result of his rapid test for the virus.
Mr Osagie added that while a more comprehensive test result is awaited, the Governor will continue to work from home.
The governor took the test after Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed tested positive. The two had been together during a recent National Economic Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja.
Four persons are in self isolation in Gombe.
The individuals had contact with Bauchi State governor, Bala Muhammed who has been confirmed positive of the coronavirus.
Samples have been taken and results are expected in twenty four hours.