Pomp in Abia Govt House as Ikpeazu beats COVID-19, weeks after testing positive

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● Test result now negative

There was pomp and ceremony in Abia State Government House following a report that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has recovered from coronavirus infection.

The governor’s sample submitted on June 4th, 2020 had returned positive and he had immediately gone into isolation.

However, on Saturday (July 4), the state’s Commissioner for Information, John Kalu, said the governor’s samples submitted on Thursday returned negative on Friday.

He wrote, “To the glory of God, repeat COVID-19 test conducted by Nigeria Center for Disease Control on samples submitted by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Thursday, 2nd July 2020, returned negative result on Friday, 3rd July, 2020.

“Governor Ikpeazu is therefore deemed free of the virus according to the extant guidelines of NCDC and the World Health Organisation.”

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