Delta Governor, Wife Test Positive for COVID-19

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By Adedapo Adesanya

The Governor of Delta State, Mr Ifeanyi Okowa, has become the sixth Nigerian governor to test positive for the coronavirus disease.

In a tweet from his personal Twitter account on Wednesday, Governor Okowa said he and his wife, Edith, both tested positive for COVID-19.

“My wife and I have tested positive for COVID-19. We are well and continuing with our isolation/medication,” he tweeted.

The Governor had earlier gone into self-isolation with his wife last week after one of their daughters tested positive for the highly infectious disease.

“We thank you all for your continued prayers for us and our daughter,” he said on Wednesday.

The coronavirus that has already infected 25,694 people and killed 590 in Nigeria as of June 30 and has infected over 10 million people worldwide.

Business Post reported yesterday that the Ondo State governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, tested positive for the virus after he received treatment for malaria.

“I’m not feeling sick, neither am I feeling odd in any way, but my doctors have decided that I should take the normal treatment and self-isolate,” he said in a video.

This means Bauchi’s Governor Bala Mohammed, Kaduna’s Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Oyo’s Governor Seyi Makinde, and Abia’s Governor Okezie Ikpeazu have also tested positive since Nigeria’s index case was announced in late February.

Others have recovered except Mr Akeredolu, and Mr Ikpeazu who tested positive earlier in June.

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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