//Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has tested positive for corona virus

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has tested positive for corona virus

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has tested positive for corona virus.

This is coming hours after two of his aides tested positive for COVID-19.

The commissioner for information in the State, John Kalu, confirmed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday.

He disclosed that the governor had gone into isolation before his result was confirmed positive, and ordered that the deputy governor would act on his behalf pending the time he resumed duty.

The COVID-19 team of the Ondo State Government has arrested a patient in the Oja Oba area of Akure.

The Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, who revealed this to newsmen in Akure, stated that the patient had already been diagnosed for the virus in Imo State but escaped to Ondo State without receiving treatment.

He said, After the escape, both the Imo and Ondo state governments mounted surveillance for her and she was eventually picked up from where she was selling second-hand wares at a market in Akure.”

Adegbenro also stated that contact tracing of the patient’s family, friends and neighbours had begun. He urged all who might have transacted business with the patient to report for diagnosis.

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The Gombe State Government has sent 700 almajiris who are non-indigenes studying in the State, to their states of origin across the 19 Northern states.

The state Commissioner for Education, Dr Habu Dahiru,who made this known while speaking with newsmen in Gombe on Monday, stated that the the almajiris were also given a covering letter to the Ministry of Education in their respective states.

Dahiru explained that the repatriation follows the collective agreement of the Northern Governors’ Forum that all almajiris should be returned to their home state for better management.

He said the 700 were the first batch and subsequently other batches would follow as part of measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19.