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COVID-19: Abia Governor, Ikpeazu recovers as Ebonyi counterpart tests positive ~ Truth Reporters

4 July 2020   |   12:20 pm

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has tested negative to COVID-19.

A statement by Chief John Okiyi Kalu, the state Commissioner for Information, said: “To the glory of God, repeat COVID-19 test conducted by Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, on samples submitted by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Thursday, July 2,  returned negative result on Friday, July 3.

“Governor Ikpeazu is, therefore, deemed free of the virus according to the extant guidelines of NCDC and the World Health Organization, WHO.”

In a related development, Ebonyi State Governor, Engr. Dave Umahi on Saturday said he has tested positive for coronavirus

Umahi in a statement said some of his close aides also tested positive for the virus.

He further disclosed that, 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).

The Governor directed the Deputy Governor, Barr. Kelechi Igwe, to take over the frontline coordination of the state’s fight against the pandemic.

Umahi appealed to the people of Ebonyi state to take the NCDC protocols more seriously while stating that he’s working from home and will conduct all meetings virtually.

Umahi is the sixth state governor that would be infected with the novel virus.

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