Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, Tests Positive For Coronavirus
Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has tested positive for coronavirus and has gone on self-isolation.
The Governor confirmed this in a statement personally signed by him on Saturday.
The governor, who said he is not showing any symptom at the moment also disclosed that some of his aides tested positive for the virus.
He, however, urged the state’s residents to take precautionary measures announced by the NCDC more seriously.
To keep up the fight against the spread of the virus in the state, Umahi said his deputy, Kelechi Igwe will take over the coordination of the state’s fight against the pandemic.
While addressing his cabinet member, Umahi said, “If I test positive, my deputy will carry on with the fight as a frontline worker, but we will be extremely careful and use zoom to do our jobs. No retreat, no surrender! We will fight this COVID-19 matter to the end.
“We will have the public hearing on our proposed plan of the COVID-19 fight next week and either me or my deputy will head the meeting, and I will contribute through zoom, if I test positive.”
According to the NCDC, Ebonyi has recorded at least 438 cases of the virus, as of Friday evening.
Also, about 357 persons have been successfully treated and discharged while three have died.