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Abia State Gov. Ikpeazu Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Hands Over To Deputy

Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia State Governor, COVID-19
According to the report, Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has tested positive for the ravaging Coronavirus and has handed the state's affair to his deputy governor.

The governor has immediately gone into isolation as required by relevant NCDC protocols, where he will be managed by a competent team of medical practitioners with a view to nursing him back to good health. 

In a statement released on Monday morning by Abia State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi, said the Governor has directed his Deputy, Rt Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, to take charge of the state's affair pending his full resumption of duties

The statement reads in parts;

"Recall that on Saturday, 30th May, 2020, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu volunteered his sample for COVID-19 test and subsequently directed members of the state Executive Council (EXCO) and those of the inter ministerial committee on COVID-19 to submit themselves for the same test. On Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020. The result of Governor Ikpeazu’s test returned negative.

"On Thursday, 4th June, 2020, the Governor submitted another sample at the Nigeria Center For Disease Control (NCDC) laboratory for confirmation and the result returned positive.

"As a result, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has gone into isolation, as required by relevant NCDC protocols, and he is being managed by a competent team of medical practitioners with a view to nursing him back to good health.

"Consequent on the above, the Governor has directed his Deputy, Rt Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, to act on his behalf pending his full resumption of duties.

"We wish to urge all Abians to take the fight against COVID-19 serious as the disease is real but not a death sentence. Our state has the resources to manage patients back to good health."

According to the latest COVID-19 update released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Abia State recorded 67 new cases, displacing Lagos State at the top of the list.

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