Recall we broke the News after Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa and his Wife tested positive to the Covid-19. It has recently been gathered that Delta Government House Press Unit Shut Down After Over 43 Staff Test Positive For Coronavirus.
According to the Special Assistant to the Delta State Governor on Media Ossai Ovie Success, In his words;
“Okowa’s entire media team tests positive for COVID-19. Our attention has been drawn to online reports to the effect that the entire Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s media team has tested positive for COVID-19.
The report is not only absolutely untrue but a concoction and a figment of the imagination of the authors. As a government, we have always told our stories ourselves openly and transparently through our recognised channels and any information not emanating from such authorised channels should be disregarded.
The writer exhibited ignorance when he wrote that the blood samples were taken for test. COVID-19 tests are not conducted through blood samples and the issue of the entire media team testing positive amounts to sensationalism.
We have always announced our status as the results come in and when people are treated successfully and discharged, we also announce it.
The government’s transparent approach to infections associated with Coronavirus is a cardinal policy of Governor Okowa. At every point in time and with every development, Delta State has always given regular updates as demonstrated by the fact that when principal officers in the government tested positive to COVID 19, it was promptly made public. Of course, the Governor also promptly announced the status of himself and his family, an unprecedented openness among his peers.
That a few persons in the media team and the press crew tested positive for the Coronavirus does not amount to the entire team testing positive.
We, therefore, urge the general public to discountenance the online reports as it does not represent the true situation of things.
The transparent approach to managing the COVID 19 issue remains unchanged. We will continue to promptly announce any development in the management of the pandemic through our official channel. The office of the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor is available round the clock for journalists to seek clarifications and updates.”