Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi has tested positive for the novel Coronavirus. The Ebonyi State Governor confirmed this new development in a statement personally signed by him today, July 4.
According to the Governor Dave Umahi, he and some of his aides had the test carried out on them and the result came back positive.
He said presently they are not showing any symptoms but have since gone into isolation in line with protocols laid down by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Governor Umahi further asked the Deputy Governor, identified as Kelechi Igwe, to take over the frontline coordination of the state’s fight against the pandemic to protect Ebonyi people.
He appealed to residents of the state to take the NCDC protocols more seriously while stating that he’s working from home and will conduct all meetings virtually.
Ebonyi state currently has 438 confirmed cases of the viral disease. 357 persons have been successfully treated while three have died.
In related news, Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu tested positive for Coronavirus.
The 63-year-old Ondo state governor disclosed this sad news at a press conference in Akure, the state capital on Tuesday, June 30.
According to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, he said:
”I had malaria a few days ago and was treated. I did get over it and as at the time we had our party NEC and my colleagues called on me, I spoke with one of them who felt that malaria shouldn’t be treated lightly but that I should go ahead and have a test for COVID-19.