Breaking news: Ebonyi Governor Umahi tests positive for coronavirus

Governor Umahi tests positive for coronavirus

Governor Umahi tests positive for coronavirus

Ebonyi state Governor Umahi tests positive for coronavirus following the confirmation today by the governor’s assistant in a new statement

The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi has now tested positive for COVID-19 today after a test was carried out on him, 9jatalkative reports

This information was disclosed in a statement by the Special Assistant to the governor on Media so is identified as Mr. Francis Nwaze

The special assistant to the governor also said that the Governor is not showing any symptoms of the disease as at today

Mr Francis Nwaze also revealed that the governor umahi has now isolated himself which is in line with the new NCDC protocols.

He confirmed that the Ebonyi state Governor Umahi tests positive for coronavirus saying;

“The governor has directed his Deputy, Dr Kelechi, to coordinate the state’s fight against the disease and appealed to the citizens to take the NCDC protocols seriously.

“He will currently be working from ‘home’ and will be conducting all meetings virtually,”

David Umahi becomes the sixth Nigerian governor to test positive for the disease while Governors of Kaduna, El- Rufai, Bauchi, Bala Mohammed and Oyo, Seyi Makinde have fully recovered

While the recent cases of confirmed coronavirus tests have been with the Governors of Ondo, Rotimi Akeredolu and Delta, Ifeanyi Okowa

Recall that this week, Governor Umahi announced that the state’s Executive Council was finalizing the budget review required by World Bank

He had said:

“most us broke down and are being treated of malaria.”

The governor also directed those who worked in the budget review for 2020 to immediately go and test for coronavirus following the close contact at the recent meeting

He also admitted he is expecting a second coronavirus test result after he initially tested negative for the virus in March

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