Abia State Governor, Ikpeazu tests positive for COVID-19

Governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu
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Emeh Joy

It has been reported that the governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu, has tested positive for COVID-19. He has given directions that his Deputy, Ude Chukwu acts in is capacity till he recovers.

The information was disclosed by the Abia State Commissioner for Information, John Kalu via a statement. The statement read;

"Recall that on Saturday, 30th May 2020, Governor Ikpeazu volunteered his sample for COVID-19 test and subsequently directed members of the state Executive Council and those of the inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19 to submit themselves for the same test.

"On Tuesday, 2nd June 2020, the result of Governor Ikpeazu's test returned negative.

"On Thursday, 4th June 2020, the governor submitted another sample at the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control laboratory for confirmation, and the result returned positive.#

"As a result, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has gone into isolation, as required by relevant NCDC protocols, and is being managed by a competent team of medical practitioners with a view to nursing him back to good health."

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