Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has gone into isolation after testing positive for COVID-19.
According to a statement issued by the State Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi Kalu on Monday, the governor had gone into isolation leaving his deputy governor to be in charge of affairs until he completes his treatment.
“Recall that on Saturday, 30 May 2020, the governor volunteered his sample for COVID-19 test and subsequently directed members of the state executive council and those of the inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19 to submit themselves for the same test.
“Last Tuesday, June 2, 2020, the result of Governor Ikpeazu’s test returned negative. Again, on Thursday, 4 June, 2020, he submitted another sample at NCDC laboratory for confirmation and the result returned positive,” he said.
While reassuring Abia residents that he was receiving the best of treatment, Ikpeazu urged the people to take the fight against COVID-19 serious, warning that the disease is real but not necessarily a death sentence.
Abi State currently has 83 COVID-19 cases with seven persons discharged after recovery so far.
Source: Punch healthwise