Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has tested positive for the novel Coronavirus and adds to the list of Governors who have tested positive for the virus.
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.
The result came out today June 30 and I tested positive.
I am asymptommatic. I am not feeling sick nor feeling hot in anyway but my doctors have decided I should take the normal treatment and self isolate. I beleieve that supervised home management will be ideal for me for now and so from now I will be isolated and go on with the supervised home management.”
Meanwhile, Ondo state currently has 276 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
In related news, Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu tested positive for Coronavirus.
This was confirmed in a statement released by the state’s commissioner of information, John Okiyi Kalu on June 8.
The Abia state Governor who went into isolation before his test result came back positive has directed the deputy governor, Hon Ude Oko Chukwu to take charge of the state until he resumes duty.