Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state has tested positive for COVID-19.
In a statement released on Saturday, June 4, 2020, the governor disclosed that some of his aides have also tested positive for the potentially deadly virus.
He disclosed that none of them are showing any coronavirus symptoms but have since gone into isolation in line with protocols laid down by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.
While in isolation, the governor has commissioned his deputy, Kelechi Igwe, to take over the frontline coordination of the state’s fight against the pandemic to protect Ebonyi people.
Governor Umahi in the statement appealed to residents of the state to take the NCDC protocols more seriously while stating that he’s working from home and will conduct all meetings virtually.
Ebonyi state has recorded a total of 438 COVID-19 cases and three deaths.