Just In: Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, Tests Positive For COVID-19
Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The Governor confirmed this in a statement which he personally signed on Saturday.
The statement revealed that he and some of his close aides tested positive for the virus after carrying out the coronavirus test.
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).
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 state residents.
Umahi appealed to the people of Ebonyi state to take the NCDC protocols more seriously.
He stated that he will be working from home and will conduct all meetings virtually.
According to the NCDC, Ebonyi has recorded at least 438 cases of the virus, as at Friday evening.
Also, about 357 persons have been successfully treated and discharged while three have died.