- Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti state governor, said he has taken coronavirus test
- The governor said the move became necessary after meeting with two confirmed cases
- Fayemi said he has since Tuesday night gone on self-isolation
Ekiti state has been plunged into anxiety after Governor Kayode Fayemi confirmed he has taken coronavirus test after meeting with two confirmed cases.
Fayemi made this known in a tweet on his verified official Twitter handle on Wednesday morning, March, 25, at exactly 10:57 am.
The governor's revelation came in barely twenty-four hours after President Muhammadu Buhari's chief of staff, Abba Kyari, tested positive to the deadly infection.
The fear at Aso Rock was heightened as three aides who established contact with the chief of staff also tested positive to the virus.
Fayemi said he has gone on self-isolation since Tuesday evening, March 24, after confirmation that two of the people who he had a meeting with tested positive.
The governor, however, also urged colleagues and people who might have established contact with him to do the Covid-19 test and go on self-isolation to avoid further spread.
"I just took a CoviD 19 test, having gone into self-isolation since yesterday evening," Governor Fayemi said.
"I'm asymptomatic and feel well, but I was in meetings with two people who had since tested positive.
"I look forward to an all clear and have encouraged all my colleagues to take the test," the governor further submitted.
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported that there are two new cases of coronavirus in Nigeria.
The NCDC via its official Twitter account on Tuesday, March 23, revealed that one case is from Osun while the other one is from Nigeria's megacity, Lagos.
The tweet read: “Two new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 1 in Lagos and 1 in Osun. Both cases are returning travellers to Nigeria in the last 7 days."
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