The governor has since handed over the coordination of the state’s fight against Covid-19 to his Deputy, Kelechi Igwe.
According to a statement released on Saturday, July 4, Umahi said he and some of his close aides tested positive for the virus after undergoing the test.
He further revealed that they were not showing any symptoms, but have since isolated, in line with protocols laid down by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.
Umahi then appealed to the people of Ebonyi State to follow NCDC protocols, just as he would be conducting all meetings virtually.
It should be recalled that by 3rd of July being Friday, Ebonyi state had recorded 438 cases of Covid-19 according to NCDC. 357 persons have been successfully treated and discharged, with three casualties.
Source: Vanguard News