- Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has fully recovered from coronavirus
- This was confirmed by the NCDC in the state
- Ikpeazu is one of the few governors who have recovered from the virus
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday, July 3, gave the latest update on the coronavirus status of Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu.
According to John Okiyi Kalu, the state's commissioner for information on Saturday, July 4, some NCDC officials stated that the governor has fully recovered from the virus, Vanguard reports.
Kalu in his statement noted: “To God the glory of God, repeat COVID-19 test conducted by Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on samples submitted by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Thursday, 2nd July, 2020, returned negative result on Friday, 3rd July, 2020.
“Governor Ikpeazu is therefore deemed free of the virus according to the extant guidelines of NCDC and the World Health Organization (WHO). Thank you.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi on Saturday, July 4, confirmed that he had contracted the deadly coronavirus pandemic which had 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.
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 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.
In another post, 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.
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