The Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi has tested positive for COVID-19. The Governor made the announcement in a statement he personally signed. Umahi explain that he is asymptotic and has since isolated himself in line with protocols by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
He stated that some of his close also aides tested positive for the virus after carrying out the coronavirus test.
Umahi who appealed to residents in the state to take preventive measures directed the Deputy Governor, Kelechi Igwe, to take over the frontline coordination of the state’s fight against the disease. He added that he’s working from home and will conduct all meetings virtually.