- Reactions continue to trail Governor Dave Umahi's recent announcement that he has contracted coronavirus
- A group, Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) has extended its sympathy to the governor
- The group also commended the governor for handing over to his deputy as he goes on isolation
The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) has extended its sympathy to Governor David Umahi, who recently announced that he has been tested positive to coronavirus disease on Saturday, July 4.
In a statement signed by AESID president, Ambassador Pascal Oluchukwu and made available to journalists on Sunday, July 5, the group expressed shock and prayed that pandemic be successfully managed and further spread curbed in Ebonyi state, Nigeria and globally.
While wishing Umahi a speedy recovery, Ambassador Oluchukwu commended the governor for handing over to his deputy to lead the frontline coordination of the battle to contain and manage further spread of the dreaded COVID-19 virus in the state.
Part of the statement said: “Even as we were astonished when he personally broke the news on social media that the results from the NCDC indicated that he and some of his close aides also tested positive to COVID-19, we are gladdened by the disposition of his faith that all affected persons will soon test negative to the virus.
“Like the world already is aware; testing positive to the deadly pandemic is actually not a death sentence.”
The group also urged residents of the state to support all efforts by government at all levels in Nigeria in the sustained fight against the dreaded COVID-19 virus.
Governor Umahi on Saturday, July 4, confirmed that he has contracted the deadly coronavirus.
Umahi announced his coronavirus status in a statement, adding that some of his aides have also tested positive for the deadly virus.
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.