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Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, Tests Positive For COVID-19

Valentine Chinyem

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Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state, has tested positive for Covid-19.

Umahi said this in a statement issued on Saturday.

According to him, the result of the test conducted on him by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) came back positive.

He disclosed that some of his aides also tested positive.

In the statement, Umahi noted that he is not showing any symptom at the moment, while encouraging the people of Ebonyi to take the NCDC protocols more seriously.

After his samples were taken, the governor had noted that Mr. Kelechi Igwe, his deputy would coordinate the fight against COVID-19 if his result came back positive.

“If I test positive, my deputy will carry on with the fight as a frontline worker, but we will be extremely careful and use zoom to do our jobs. No retreat, no surrender! We will fight this COVID-19 matter to the end,” he had told cabinet members in Abakaliki, the state capital.

“We will have the public hearing on our proposed plan of the COVID-19 fight next week and either me or my deputy will head the meeting, and I will contribute through zoom, if I test positive.”