Ebonyi state governor, Dave Umahi and some of his aides have tested positive for COVID-19
This was confirmed today, Saturday, July 4 in a statement signed by the governor himself.
Umahi said some of his aides also tested positive, adding that they had submitted their samples for the test which came back positive.
He said 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).
To that effect, the governor has directed his Deputy, Kelechi Igwe, to take over the frontline coordination of the state’s fight against the pandemic to protect Ebonyi people.
Umahi also appealed to residents of the state to take the NCDC protocols more seriously while stating that he’s working from home and will conduct all meetings virtually.
Ebonyi state currently has 438 confirmed cases of the viral disease. 357 persons have been successfully treated while three have died.