Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi says he has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Governor made this known in a statement signed by himself on Saturday.
According to Umahi ,he and some of his close aides tested positive for the virus after carrying out the coronavirus test.
Umahi further disclosed that, presently, they arecurrently asymptomatic but have 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 appealed to 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.
Since the pandemic, according to the NCDC, Ebonyi state has recorded 438 cases of the virus, as at Friday evening.
Also, about 357 persons have been successfully treated and discharged while three have died.