Abia State Governor Tests Positive To Coronavirus

Its no longer new that Abia State governor Okezie Ikpeazu has tested positive for covid19, after sample submitted on 4th of June which showed positive.

Recall that on Saturday, 30th May, 2020, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu volunteered his sample for COVID-19 test and subsequently directed members of the state EXCO and those of the inter ministerial committee on COVID-19 to submit themselves for the same test.

But On Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020. The result of Governor Ikpeazu’s test returned negative.

On Thursday, 4th June, 2020, the Governor submitted another sample at the Nigeria Center For Disease Control (NCDC) laboratory for confirmation and the result returned positive.

This was contained in a statement by the state commissioner for information John Okiyi Kalu.

As a result, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has gone into isolation, as required by relevant NCDC protocols, and he is being managed by a competent team of medical practitioners with a view to nursing him back to good health.

Consequent on the above, the Governor has directed his Deputy, Rt Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, to act on his behalf pending his full resumption of duties.

We will want to tell Aba people and also the entire Abians to take part in fighting against this Covid-19.


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