- Covid-19 has spread to the household of the number two citizen in Kwara state
- The state's deputy governor, Kayode Alabi, and his wife have contracted the infectious disease
- The couple are reportedly stable and are now undergoing standard Covid-19 management protocols
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The deputy governor of Kwara state, Kayode Alabi, and his wife, Abieyuwa, have joined the list of dignitaries who contracted Covid-19.
This was disclosed by Rafiu Ajakaye, the spokesperson of the state's Technical Committee on Covid-19, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the duo decided to take the Covid-19 test after exhibiting slight symptoms of the infectious disease.
Ajakaye, however, said the couple are very stable and in high spirits, adding that they are now undergoing standard management protocols supervised by the government’s medical team.
He also said that those who have had contact with the couple are now being traced and contacted for tests, among other safety protocols.
Kwara had earlier been thrown into anxiety when some aides to the deputy governor tested positive for Covid-19.
Alabi, who is also the chairman of the technical committee on Covid-19, made this known, adding that the affected aides have been moved to the state's infectious centre at Sobi Specialist Hospital, Ilorin.
The deputy governor asked for calm and enjoined the residents of the state to follow the safety protocols highlighted by the government and health authorities.
He stressed that the Kwara state government was determined to flatten the curve of the coronavirus and curb community transmission.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Alhaji Adisa Logun, the chief of staff to Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara state, died on Tuesday, July 7, amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
Logun's sudden death was announced and confirmed by the special assistant to Governor Abdulrazaq on new media, Fafoluyi Olayinka.
Speaking of Logun's death, Olayinka said: “Kwara State Chief of Staff, Aminu Adisa Logun is dead. Indeed, death is the next thing after birth. Black Tuesday here in Kwara.”
Moreover, the chief press secretary to the governor, Ajakaye, revealed that Logun died of complications from coronavirus.
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