- Two cabinet members of the Delta government are the latest to test positive to the dreaded COVID-19 in Nigeria
- The Delta state government says the secretary to the state government and the commissioner for information are currently being treated
- The government explains that the duo tested positive to the virus, but are in good conditions
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There is major trouble in the cabinet of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as the Delta state government announced on Sunday, June 21, that two cabinet members have tested positive to COVID-19.
The government named the two members as the Secretary to the State Government, Chiedu Ebie, and the commissioner for information, Charles Aniagwu.
The short statement said the two officials developed mild symptoms and decided to go for testing which came out positive.
They have now been taken to an isolation centre where they are responding to treatment.
"Both officials exhibited mild symptoms of the virus and consequently subjected themselves to the COVID-19 test.
"They have been moved to an isolation centre, are stable, and responding well to treatment," the statement said.
Olisa Ifeajika, the official spokesperson for the governor, also confirmed the development in a statement in Asaba, the capital of the state.
Ifeajika appealed to the residents of the state to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 protocols as anyone, irrespective of status, could contract the virus.
The development is coming less that two weeks after governor lost a commissioner, Hon. Joyce Overah.
Legit.ng reported that Overah, until his death, was the commissioner on the board of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC).
The commissioner's death was said to have thrown the state into mourning.
The cases of the SSG and the information commissioner now adds to the list of patients in the state and Nigeria.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 661 new cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria as the country moves close to the 20,000 landmarks.
This was announced by the disease control agency on Saturday night, June 20, via its official Twitter handle.
With the latest data from the NCDC, Nigeria now has 19,808 confirmed Covid-19 cases out of 6,718 have recovered while 506 have died.
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