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Coronavirus: Speaker Edo State House Of Assembly Tests Positive




Speaker, Edo State House of Assembly, Frank Okiye, has just been confirmed to have tested positive for Coronavirus.

The Deputy Governor of Edo state, Philip Shaibu, made this known to the general public on Wednesday in Benin, the capital, during a press briefing.

Philip Shaibu, said that Frank Okiye has recently returned from the United Kingdom and had gone into self-isolation upon his return to Nigeria.

He said that:
 “The key case of Coronavirus in Edo State, is the Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Frank Okiye. He travelled to United Kingdom, he came back and went into self-isolation. He sent his sample for testing and it came out positive.
“He is in stable condition. His family members have also been tested and the tests came out negative. The only two persons he had direct contact with were his wife and daughter and they have been tested and fortunately, they tested negative.”
The Governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, has also been reported to have gone into self-isolation after having close contact with Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, and Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, who have both  been reported to have tested positive to the virus.


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