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Breaking: Ondo Gov. Akeredolu Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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Breaking: Ondo Gov. Akeredolu Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Rotimi Akeredolu

Governor of Ondo, Rotimi Akeredolu has tested positive for coronavirus, it emerged on Tuesday afternoon.

Akeredolu disclosed his COVID-19 status on his Facebook page saying he is already in self-isolation as required by the case management guidelines of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for any asymptomatic patient.

He said;

I have tested positive for COVID-19. Earlier today, I got confirmation of a positive result for Covid-19. I am asymptomatic and not displaying any symptoms. I am currently self-isolating and supervised home management will be administered by the wonderful team at our Infectious Disease Hospital. I ask that we all stay safe and be well.

The 63-year-old Governor also made the announcement on his official Twitter page, through a short video;

Akeredolu has now joined a growing list of top public officers who have tested positive for the disease.

They include late Abba Kyari, the chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari; Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna; Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi, Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo and Abia state Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu.

Ondo state as at Monday has 276 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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