- Another case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Edo state
- Frank Okiye, the speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly tested positive for the virus
- This was announced on Wednesday, March 25, by the Edo state deputy governor
A report by Daily Trust indicates that Frank Okiye, the speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly, has tested positive for the global pandemic called coronavirus.
The information was disclosed by the Edo state deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, while briefing journalists on Wednesday, March 25.
According to Shaibu, Edo government is already taking measures to tackle further spread of the virus in the state.
This is coming hours after the governor of the state, Godwin Obaseki, went into self-isolation following his attendance at the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and National Economic Council (NEC) meetings.
In a statement released on Wednesday, March 25, by Obaseki's media aide, Crusoe Osagie, it was revealed that the meetings were also attended by Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi and Abba Kyari, the chief of staff of President Muhammadu Buhari, both of whom have tested positive for coronavirus.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as at Monday, March 23, confirmed that Edo state has recorded its first case of the global pandemic. The centre made the disclosure at 9:45 am on Monday morning when the number of coronavirus cases had increased to 35.
Legit.ng had previously reported that the 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."
In a related development, not less than three of the staff members of the chief of staff to President Buhari have tested positive for coronavirus. This development was confirmed on Tuesday, March 24, by a presidential source in Aso Rock, Abuja.
The anonymous source revealed that all persons suspected to have been exposed to Kyari have been advised to remain in self-isolation.
In other news, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his chief of staff, Ade Ipaye, who is also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria might have gone into self-isolation.
According to the report, Osinbajo and Kyari sat close to each other at the last Federal Executive Council meetings held in the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa.
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