Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).
This was announced in a statement on Monday by the state commissioner of information, John Okiyi Kalu.
This comes after this online news platform had reported that the COVID-19 result of Governor Ikpeazu was released earlier, with that of his wife and close family members, also the results were reported earlier to be negative
The Abia information commissioner disclosed that Governor Ikpeazu had gone into self-isolation.
He added that the deputy governor has been directed to act on the governor’s behalf pending the time he resumes duty.
Abia Governor Contracts COVID-19
Kalu said: “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.”