COVID 19, Governor Umahi, daughter, others test negative

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The Ebonyi State Governor, Chief David Umahi, yesterday tested negative for COVID-19 after more than one month is isolation.

The Governor who confirmed this in a statement he personally signed on Friday disclosed that his daughter and three of his close aides also tested negative for the virus.

The governor thanked God for his recovery and the people of the state for their prayers and support.

The confirmation is coming four weeks after they were infected by COVID-19 and subsequently went into isolation and were recieving treatment from doctors.

It would be recalled that on July 4, Umahi announced that he, his daughter and aides tested positive after carrying out the test.

Although he said they were not showing any symptoms, he, however, said they went into isolation in line with protocols laid down by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

He, therefore, directed the Deputy Governor, Kelechi Igwe, to take over the frontline coordination of the state’s fight against the pandemic to protect Ebonyi people.

Since then the State Deputy Governor has been coordinating affairs in the state.

It would also be recalled that on Sunday last week after the South East Governors Forum meeting held through visual, Umahi assured journalist that he would soon make his present status known to the public. Ends.

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