Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi has tested positive for the novel Coronavirus.
The Governor made the announcement in a statement he personally signed, adding that some of aides also tested positive for the virus after their samples were taken which the result came back positive.
According to Channels TV, Umahi said he and his aidea who tested positive are currently not showing any symptoms and they have since isolated themselves in line with protocols laid down by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
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Umahi who appealed to residents in the state to continue taking preventive measures gave a directive to the Deputy Governor, Kelechi Igwe, to take over the frontline coordination of the state’s fight against the disease.
He added that he’s working from home and will conduct all meetings virtually.
Ebonyi state has so far recorded 438 cases of the pandemic which 357 persons have successfully recovered while 3 have died.