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Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu Tests Positive For Coronavirus


The governor of Abia state, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has just according to reports tested positive to COVID-19, this was confirmed in a statement which was released by the Abia state’s commissioner for information, Mr. John Okiyi Kalu.

The governor had earlier gone into isolation before his test result retuned positive, he has ordered the deputy governor, Rt. Hon Ude Oko Chukwu to take his place till he resumes.

On Sunday the 30th of May, 2020, the governor and his family had submitted samples for test and the governor directed members of the state EXCO and those of the inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19 to also submit themselves for the test.

The test result of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state had earlier on Tuesday 2nd June, 2020 returned as a negative result. And on Thursday 4th June the governor sent another sample for test, which the NCDC laboratory had confirmed that the result for this second one was positive.

 The Abia state commissioner of information urged all a residents of the state to take the battle against the virus very seriously as the disease is real though it is not a death sentence, he added that the state has managed other patients back to good health too.

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