On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, announced that he and his wife, Edith, have both tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
“My wife and I have tested positive for COVID-19. We are well and continuing with our isolation/medication,” the Governor tweeted, while giving the information on Wednesday.
As at last week the governor had gone into self-isolation with his wife 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.
Okowa is the sixth Nigerian governor to test positive for the coronavirus that has already infected 25,694 people and killed 590 in Nigeria, as of June 30.