With Nigeria and the rest of the world still battling to contain the dreaded Coronavirus, the total number of confirmed cases has risen to 28,167 as at the weekend including six state governors.
In addition, while 11,462 have recovered, 634 persons have died.
The latest of these governors is Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, who at the weekend announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19. This makes him the 6th Governor to have tested positive for the virus that has infected over 11 million and killed no less than 532,000 people globally.
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El- Rufai was the first governor confirmed to have been infected and recovered in April.
Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, was also infected in March and was reported to have recovered on the 9th of April.
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, announced that he tested positive on 30th, March, 2020 and his recovery was reported on the 5th of April.
Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, tested positive last week on June 30th and Delta’s Ifeanyi Okowa announced that he and his wife had tested positive on July 1.
Earlier this weekend, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom announced that his wife, Mrs. Eunice Ortom, their son, and some of the wife’s aides had tested positive for COVID-19.
It would be recalled President Muhammadu Buhari’s former Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari and former governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi also died from COVID-19 complications.