Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has examined constructive for the Coronavirus and has subsequently gone into self-isolation, the Commissioner for Data, Chief John Okiyi, has acknowledged.
In an announcement in Umuahia on Monday, Okiyi, stated that the constructive consequence got here from a second pattern take a look at on the governor for COVID-19 by the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC).
He recalled that the results of Ikpeazu’s first take a look at by the centre on Might 30 returned unfavourable and that the results of the second take a look at of the pattern submitted on June 4 “for affirmation” got here out constructive.
He acknowledged: “Recall that on Saturday, Might 30, Ikpeazu volunteered his pattern for COVID-19 take a look at and subsequently directed members of the state Govt Council and people of the inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19 to submit themselves for a similar take a look at.
“On Thursday, June 4, the governor submitted one other pattern on the NCDC laboratory for affirmation and the consequence returned constructive.
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“In consequence, Ikpeazu has gone into isolation as required by the related NCDC protocols.
”The governor is being managed by a reliable crew of medical practitioners with a view to nursing him again to good well being.”
He stated that the governor had due to this fact directed his Deputy, Ude Oko-Chukwu, “to behave on his behalf, pending his full resumption of duties.”
“We want to urge all Abia residents to take the combat towards COVID-19 critically. The illness is actual however not a demise sentence.
“Our state has the assets to handle sufferers again to good well being,” the commissioner acknowledged.
In the meantime, the report from NCDC on June 7, confirmed that Abia now has 67 new circumstances of the virus, bringing the full quantity to 85.