Ebonyi State governor, Dave Umahi has tested positive for the Coronavirus. The Governor made this known in a statement he signed on Saturday.
The governor revealed that he and some of his aides conducted the test and the result came back positive.
According to him, they are presently not showing any symptoms but have since gone into isolation in line with protocols laid down by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Umahi directed the Deputy Governor, Kelechi Igwe, to take over the frontline coordination of the state’s fight against the pandemic to protect Ebonyi people.
He urged residents of the state to take the NCDC guidelines more seriously while noting that he’s working from home and will conduct all meetings virtually.
Ebonyi state has 438 confirmed cases of the coronavirus. 357 persons have been successfully treated while three have died.