Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has tested positive for COVID-19.
The governor had gone into isolation before his result returned positive, and directed the deputy governor to act on his behalf pending the time he resumes duty, noted a statement issued by the commissioner of information in the state, John Okiyi Kalu on Monday .
”Recall that on Saturday, 30th May, 2020, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu volunteered his sample for COVID-19 test and subsequently directed members of the state Executive Council (EXCO) and those of the inter ministerial committee on COVID-19 to submit themselves for the same test.
On Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020, the result of Governor Ikpeazu’s test returned negative,” he said. ”
On Thursday, 4th June, 2020, the Governor submitted another sample at NCDC laboratory for confirmation and the result returned positive.