- The government of Abia state has allayed fear on the health state of their governor
- In a statement, the southeast state said the governor is in high spirit being monitored by health personnel
- Governor Okezie Ikpeazu tested positive to Covid-19 as Abia recorded 67 new cases on Sunday
Amid mounting scare over the Covid-19 state of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, the Abia state government has disclosed that the governor is in "stable and high spirit."
Legit.ng recalls that Ikpeazu tested positive to the deadly infection as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reported fresh 67 cases of Covid-19 in the state on Sunday, June 7.
In a statement by his chief press secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka, Governor Ikpeazu said he is in a perfect health state.
Ememanka said his principal tested for the second time to remove the doubt over his state of Covid-19.
He added that Ikpeazu is being monitored by the health operatives of the state after the governor went into self-isolation.
“The Governor whose second Covid-19 test returned positive yesterday said that his decision to present himself for a second test was to remove all doubts about his status, after testing negative initially," Ememanka said.
He added that Covid-19 is not a death sentence and enjoined the residents of the state to keep the governor in their prayers.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Lagos has finally bowed to the pressure of the people and reopened all religious centres across the state following two months abstention geared at stemming the spread of the Covid-19 scourge.
The decision, of course, came as a surprise when Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu announced the ban lift on mosques and churches barely seventy-two (72) hours after the state government restrained the ban.
The Lagos state government, in a reaction to the ban lift on worship centres nationwide effective from Monday, June 1, by the federal government through the Covid-19 presidential task force, maintained that the possibility of reopening was totally out of it.
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