Delta Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and his wife Edith, have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). Mr Okowa revealed the positive diagnosis through a post on his verified Facebook page on Wednesday. He said he and his wife are in stable condition, in isolation and have started receiving treatment.
Governor Okowa and his wife had gone into self-isolation on Friday after one of their daughters tested positive for COVID-19.
“My wife and I have tested positive for COVID-19. We are well and continuing with our isolation/medication. We thank you all for your continued prayers for us and our daughter.
A statement from the Mr Okowa’s spokesperson Olisa Ifeajika, said that the Okowa administration would not relent in its efforts at combating the virus and urged the public to comply with all the protocols prescribed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
“COVID-19 is real. The rate is increasing in our state and the virus is taking the lives of some of our people.
“I, therefore, again call on every Deltan to observe the protocols on the virus while in public, to curb further spread of the virus, especially in the communities,” the statement added.