Reports reaching our newsroom have indicated that the Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, has tested positive for COVID-19.
The confirmation came from the governor himself in a personally-signed statement released to the public on Saturday.
He and some of his close aides tested positive for the virus after carrying out the COVID-19 test, the statement said.
Umahi further said that, presently, they were not showing any symptoms but had since isolated, in line with protocols laid down by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The Governor directed the Deputy Governor, Kelechi Igwe, to take over the frontline coordination of the state’s fight against the pandemic to protect Ebonyi people.
Umahi also urged the people of Ebonyi state to take the NCDC protocols more seriously while stating that he’s “working from home and will conduct all meetings virtually.”