Abia State governor Ikpeazu has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The Abia State Government has confirmed that the governor has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19).
”As a result, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has gone into isolation, as required by relevant NCDC protocols, and he is being managed by a competent team of medical practitioners with a view to nursing him back to good health, said John Okiyi Kalu, commissioner of information.
”Consequent on the above, the Governor has directed his Deputy, Rt Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, to act on his behalf pending his full resumption of duties.
”We wish to urge all Abians to take the fight against COVID-19 serious as the disease is real but not a death sentence. Our state has the resources to manage patients back to good health.”
Per Second News last week reported that Governor Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, was feeling “unwell.
According to sources close to the Government House, the governor has not had any public engagement in the past one week.
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 directed all members of the committee and State Executive Council to undergo COVID-19 test immediately and thereafter isolate themselves.