Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, Tests Positive For COVID-19

The Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The Governor confirmed this in a statement personally signed by him on Saturday.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

He and some of his close aides tested positive for the virus after carrying out the coronavirus test, the statement said.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Umahi further disclosed that, presently, they are not showing any symptoms but have since isolated, in line with protocols laid down by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The Governor directed the Deputy Governor, Kelechi Igwe, to take over the frontline coordination of the state’s fight against the pandemic to protect Ebonyi people.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

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.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

According to the NCDC, Ebonyi has recorded at least 438 cases of the virus, as of Friday evening.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Also, about 357 persons have been successfully treated and discharged while three have died.

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