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Abia Gov. Ikpeazu feels unwell, shuns public engagements 

Directs commissioners, others to do COVID-19 tests as wife, children of late Commissioner test positive 

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Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie  Ikpeazu, is reported to be feeling “unwell” in the last few days, PerSecondnews learnt.

 

 

According to sources close to the Government House, the governor has not had any public engagement in three days.

 

 

It will be recalled that the State Commissioner for Environment and member of the State’s COVID-19 Committee, Dr Solomon Ogunji, had died on May 23 in what the state government described as after “a brief illness”.

 

 

He was, however, believed to have died of COVID-19 as his wife and children have tested positive for Coronavirus.

 

 

Following the commissioner’s death, the Abia Government had in a statement on Sunday directed all members of the committee and State Executive Council to undergo COVID-19 test immediately and thereafter isolate themselves.

 

 

The statement said: ”Following the outcome of tests conducted on close family members of a late member of the state executive council (Exco) and member of the Inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19, Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has directed all members of the committee and those of the Exco who might have recently come in contact with the late commissioner to immediately undergo COVID-19 tests and isolate themselves thereafter pending the outcome of the tests.

 

 

“Governor Ikpeazu who is still in mourning will also subject himself to all other necessary protocols as he has directed his Exco members including the Deputy Governor to do.

 

 

“We wish to call on all Abians to continue to observe relevant regulations issued by the government and health authorities to stem the spread of the disease, ” the statement signed by the State Commissioner for Information, Mr Okiyi Kalu, said.

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