Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has recovered from COVID-19 after receiving treatment for nearly four weeks.
On June 8, it was announced that the governor tested positive for the novel coronavirus and had gone into self isolation.
The state’s Commissioner for Information, John Kalu, has now said the governor’s samples submitted on Thursday returned negative on Friday.
To the glory of God, repeat COVID-19 test conducted by Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on samples submitted by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Thursday, 2nd July, 2020, returned negative result on Friday, 3rd July, 2020. Governor Ikpeazu is therefore deemed free of the virus according to the extant guidelines of NCDC and the World Health Organization (WHO).
This comes few hours after it was announced that David Umahi, Governor of Ebonyi has tested positive for the virus.
Ondo state Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa have also contracted the virus and are now in self isolation.
Nigeria has confirmed a total of 27,564 COVID-19 cases, 11,069 recoveries and 628 deaths, as at Friday night.