- It has been proven again that coronavirus is not a respecter of social or economic status
- This time, the person in question is Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state
- Umahi on Saturday, July 4, revealed that some of his aides also tested positive for the disease
Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi on Saturday, July 4, confirmed that he has contracted the deadly coronavirus pandemic which has also encroached into the state.
Umahi announced his coronavirus status in a statement on Saturday, adding that some of his aides have also tested positive for the deadly pandemic, Channels TV reports.
Although the governor revealed that he is asymptomatic at the moment, Umahi stated that he has gone into self-isolation in line with protocols given by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The governor went on to say that until further notice he will attend all meetings virtually; he called on all residents in the state to strictly observe all safety measure to curb the spread of the disease.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Eunice Ortom, the wife of Governor Samuel Ortom and the first lady of Benue state, on Friday, July 3, announced that she had contracted the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
Eunice confirmed this after results of tests carried out on her by health officials some days ago to ascertain her health status proved that she has been infected with the disease.
The governor's wife also disclosed that she has gone into self-isolation and has began treatment immediately.
Added to this, the first lady of the state revealed that her son and some staff members have tested positive for the pandemic.
She said: “A few moments ago this evening, I received my result from the tests earlier carried out on me by NCDC personnel on routine screening at Government House, Makurdi which returned that I, my son, and some staff are COVID-19 positive.
“We have from this moment, gone into total isolation as required by the protocol and would immediately begin the management treatment as advised by medical experts.”
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