Delta state Governor Ifeany Okowa, and his wife Edith, have tested positive for COVID-19.
The governor announced this on his verified Facebook Page on Wednesday.
He said “my wife and I have tested positive for COVID-19. We are well and continuing with our isolation/medication. We thank you all for your continued prayers for us and our daughter.”
SummitNews recalls that the governor had gone into isolation last week with his family after one of his daughters tested positive to the virus.
Olisa Ifeajika, chief press secretary to Gov. Okowa, in a statement released in Asaba, said, “consequently, the governor and his family members will immediately commence self-isolation for 14 days.”
He added: “It is again pertinent to stress that COVID-19 is real, and citizens are advised to be disciplined and comply with the protocols of wearing face masks and maintaining physical-distancing while in public places as well as basic hygiene of hand-washing with soap in running water and use of alcohol-based sanitisers as NCDC regulation demands.”