- 12 aides of Governor Kayode Fayemi have tested positive to COVID-19
- The affected aides include some of the cabinet members, domestic staff and security aides to Governor Fayemi
- The governor had earlier directed all his aides and appointees to go for COVID-19 tests to ascertain their status
The Nation is reporting that no fewer than 12 aides of Governor Kayode Fayemi have tested positive to COVID-19.
According to the report, the affected aides include some of the cabinet members, domestic staff and security aides to Governor Fayemi.
The governor had directed all his aides and appointees to go for COVID -19 tests to ascertain their status after he tested positive to the virus.
One of the aides to the governor, who craved anonymity, quoted in the report, said those aides who have tested positive were already in isolation while others are awaiting the results of their samples.
The Ekiti state health commissioner, Dr Mojisola Yaya-Kolade had also disclosed that some members of the cabinet have been infected with the coronavirus.
Giving updates on Governor Fayemi’s health status, she said he was doing fine and in good spirit.
Yaya-Kolade disclosed that the state has 67 active cases saying, “all our patients are doing fine including the governor. They are responding to treatment and we have no problem with them.”
Meanwhile, the minister of police affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi has gone into self-isolation as one of the guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19.
The minister took the precautionary step after meeting his foreign affairs counterpart, Geoffrey Onyeama, who has since tested positive to COVID-19.
Onyeama revealed that he has tested positive to COVID-19 via his Twitter handle on Sunday, July 19.
The spokesman, police affairs ministry, Seyi Odutayo, told journalists that Dingyadi is taking the measure based on possible exposure to the virus after meeting Onyeama.
His words: “I can confirm that the minister met with his foreign affairs counterpart last Thursday and following the announcement that Mr Geoffrey Onyeama tested positive for the virus, the minister of police affairs has also decided to go into isolation in compliance with the NCDC guidelines.”
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