- The number one Nigerian citizen of Delta state, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, has contracted coronavirus
- Okowa's wife has also tested positive for the deadly virus
- The governor and his wife have gone into self-isolation
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Ifeanyi Okowa, the governor of Delta state, on Wednesday, July 1, confirmed that he and his wife have contracted the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
Governor Okowa announced this news on his official and verified Twitter page on Wednesday, adding that both himself and the first lady of the state are continuing with their self-isolation.
The governor stated: “My wife and I have tested positive for COVID-19. We are well and continuing with our isolation. We thank you all for your continued prayers for us and our daughter.”
Following this, the governor's chief press secretary, Olisa Ifeajika, stressed that it is imperative for citizens to "be disciplined and comply with the protocols of wearing face masks and maintaining physical-distancing..."
Even more, Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Chiedu Ebie and the commissioner for information, Charles Aniagwu, have been infected with the disease.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu from Ondo state announced that he had tested positive for the coronavirus infection.
The governor made the disclosure on Tuesday, June 30, via a video shared on his official and verified Twitter account. Akeredolu said as at the time of receiving his test result, he was asymptomatic and has since gone into self-isolation.
He called for prayers from the people of the state saying "your continued prayers over my well being are most appreciated".
"I had Malaria for a few days and was treated and did get over it. As at the time we had our party (APC) NEC meeting, my colleagues called on me. I spoke with one of them who feared that malaria should not be treated lightly and I should go-ahead to test for Covid-19," Akeredolu said.
"The result came out today, 30th June 2020. And I tested positive. But I am asymptomatic. I am not feeling sick in any way. My doctors have decided that I should take the normal treatment and self-isolate."
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