The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi has tested positive for the Coronavirus disease.
Recall that Umahi had on Thursday during the swearing in of his new appointees said that he was expecting his second result of the Covid-19 test and shall handover to the deputy if he tests positive to the virus.
The result was released on Friday.
The Governor confirmed this in a statement personally signed by him. he noted that himself and some of his close aides tested positive for the virus after carrying out the Coronavirus test.
He further disclosed that presently they are not showing any symptoms but have since isolated themselves in line with NCDC protocol.
The Governor directed the deputy Governor, Kelechi Igwe to takeover the frontline coordination of the state’s determined fight against the pandemic to protect Ebonyi people.
The Governor said there is no regrets as his government will never abandon the people at a trying period like now.
He appealed to the people of Ebonyi state to take the NCDC protocol more seriously while stating that he’s working from home and all my meetings will be through virtual procedure.
He said he’s optimistic that soonest they will all test negative and resume to work.