COVID-19: Another governor, Umahi tests positive

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Ebonyi State Governor, Engr. David Umahi, has been confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19.

A statement issued by Ebonyi Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Barrister Uchenna Orji, today revealed that some of the governor’s aides also tested positive for COVID-19.

The commissioner said that the governor and the affected aides were showing no symptoms adding that they had gone into isolation in line with safety protocols.

According to the commissioner: “The governor has therefore directed his Deputy, His Excellency Barr. Eric Kelechi Igwe, PhD to take over the frontline coordination of our fight against Coronavirus Pandemic to protect our people from the scourge of the virus.

“The Governor reiterates his determination to pursue vigorously the cause of our people especially in trying times like now. He enjoins our people to take the NCDC Protocols more seriously.

“The Governor is working from home and shall be conducting all his meetings virtually. Very soon he will test negative and rejoin in our concerted efforts in the battle against Coronavirus Pandemic.

“We bless the name of God for giving us a passionate leader and father who has made inestimable leadership sacrifice that Ebonyi State might be great.”

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