Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
The governor broke the news in a statement he personally signed on Saturday, July 4.
He said some of his aides also tested positive for the virus.
Umahi, who said he is not showing any symptom at the moment, appealed to the people of Ebonyi to take the NCDC protocols more seriously.
“If I test positive, my deputy will carry on with the fight as a frontline worker, but we will be extremely careful and use zoom to do our jobs. No retreat, no surrender! We will fight this COVID-19 matter to the end.
“We will have the public hearing on our proposed plan of the COVID-19 fight next week and either me or my deputy will head the meeting, and I will contribute through zoom, if I test positive,” Umahi had told cabinet members in Abakaliki, the state capital.