Gov.Okezie Victor Ikpeazu,
Abia state Governor Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, has directed members of the state executive council, and his inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19, who came in contact with late Dr Solomon Ogunji to undergo test and self-isolate.
The directive is contained in a statement signed by Chief Okeiyi Kalu, Abia State Commissioner for Information and made available to Summit News on Monday in Umuahia.
Ogunji who was the commissioner for environment before his death on May 24 died of conronavirus.
Kalu said the family of the late former commissioner, was tested for COVID-19 and the result came back positive.
He said the governor had advised Abia Exco members who had contact with Ogunji, before his death, to also observe self-isolation until they had been tested for the virus.
“Gov. Ikpeazu, who is still in mourning, will also subject himself to all other necessary protocols he has directed his cabinet members, including the Deputy Governor, to do.
“We wish to call on all Abians to continue to observe relevant regulations issued by the government, and health authorities to stem the spread of the disease,’’ the statement stated.