In a statement signed by Abia state Commissioner for Information, John Kalu on Monday, the state governor Okezie Ikpeazu, has tested positive to COVID-19, and has gone into isolation.
The statement noted that Governor Ikpeazu had sent his sample for a COVID-19 test on May 30th and had directed members of the State Executive Council (EXCO) and the inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19 to do the same.
The Governor’s first test result returned negative on Tuesday, 2nd June 2020. However, the Abia leader did another COVID-19 test on Thursday, 4th, June 2020 with the sample returning positive.
The health commissioner added that, “Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has gone into isolation, as required by relevant NCDC protocols, and he is being managed by a competent team of medical practitioners with a view to nursing him back to good health.”