Ebonyi Governor Dave Umahi has personally announced that he tested positive for COVID-19.
He, howvere, said he is asymptotic and has since isolated himself in line with protocols by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
His positive status followed the results of his close also aides who tested positive for the virus.
Umahi who appealed to residents in the state to take preventive measures directed the Deputy Governor, Kelechi Igwe, to take over the frontline coordination of the state’s fight against the disease.
He added that he’s working from home and will conduct all meetings virtually.
Seven governors have so far tested positive for the virus, including Abia Gov Okezie Ikpeazu who just recovered.