- Benue state governor's wife, Eunice Ortom, has recovered from Covid-19 infection
- Ortom, alongside her son and staff, tested positive to the disease on Friday, July 3
- The Benue First Lady said she received her result which came out negative, adding that she has moved out of isolation
There is a sigh of relief in Benue as the First Lady of the state, who is also the wife to Governor Samuel Ortom, Eunice, recovered from coronavirus infection weeks after she was announced positive.
Announcing her Covid-19 status, Ortom said she tested positive to the virus on Friday, July 3, alongside her son and staff member, and was moved to isolation centre in line with the directives of the health authority.
In a statement signed and made available to pressmen on Tuesday, July 28, the wife to the Benue governor said she has now been certified negative.
She urged people of the state to observe necessary safety protocols and maintain social distancing.
"I have been discharged from Isolation after treatment by medical experts. Am encouraging people to take preventive measures to be protected and stay safe by observing the COVID-19 protocols such as wearing of face masks, constant washing of hands with soap and running water as well as maintaining social distancing,” Eunice Ortom said.
In a related development, Legit.ng reported that the governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu, has reportedly recovered from the deadly novel coronavirus disease weeks after testing positive.
Ikpeazu resumed work on Wednesday, July 22, after his recovery. Sources whose names were not mentioned said Ikpeazu, his wife, Deaconess Nkechi and few aides attended an evening church service at the Seventh Day Adventist Church (SDA) Umuobikwa, Obingwa, the country home of the governor ahead of his resumption on Tuesday, July 21.
Ikpeazu tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, June 8, and had been in isolation since then.