Ekiti governor Fayemi recovers, tests negative for COVID-19

Ekiti governor Fayemi recovers, tests negative for COVID-19

- Governor Fayemi has announced his recovery from the deadly coronavirus disease

- The former Minister of Solid Minerals Development revealed the result of his test on his Twitter handle on Saturday

- Fayemi is the second governor to announce recovery from the pandemic disease in the last two days

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The governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, who tested positive for the deadly COVID-19 disease just 11 days ago has recovered from the sickness.

Fayemi announced his recovery in a post on his verified Twitter account on Saturday, August 1.

The governor, who said he had been in isolation for 11 days, said he just got his latest test results from the test centre.

He expressed gratitude to all those that supported him when he was down with the deadly pandemic disease.

He tweeted:

Legit.ng had reported on Wednesday, July 22 that Governor Fayemi tested positive for the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The governor announced the news himself via his Twitter handle. He also said that he had gone on self-isolation.

He said he would delegate critical tasks to his deputy while he would continue routine duty from home.

Days later, no fewer than 12 of Fayemi's aides also tested positive to COVID-19.

According to reports, the affected aides include some of the cabinet members, domestic staff and security aides to the governor.

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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.

Legit.ng notes that Fayemi's announcement on Saturday came just a day after that of another state governor.

The governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi, also recovered from the coronavirus infection he contracted about four weeks ago.

Umahi confirmed his recovery through a statement which he personally signed on Friday, July 31.

According to the report, Umahi said he has now tested negative to the COVID-19 disease along with his daughter and some of his aides.

Another governor, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state, who recently recovered from COVID-19, said contracting the disease is not the death sentence.

Ikpeazu narrated his experience in a video shared from the official twitter account of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture on Wednesday, July 22 the same day Fayemi announced his infection.

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