The governor made the announcement on his social media platforms today, Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
“My wife and I have tested positive for COVID-19. We are well and continuing with our isolation/medication,” he tweeted.
Recall that the governor had gone into self-isolation with his wife last week after he revealed that one of their daughters tested positive for the highly infectious disease.
Okowa is the sixth Nigerian governor to test positive for the coronavirus that has already infected 25,694 people and killed 590 in Nigeria, as of June 30.
Delta state has recorded 715 cases of COVID-19.
My wife and I have tested positive for COVID-19. We are well and continuing with our isolation/medication. We thank you all for your continued prayers for us and our daughter. pic.twitter.com/NzBWB96Q91
— Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa (@IAOkowa) July 1, 2020