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Delta Governor and wife test positive for COVID-19

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Governor Dr Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and wife, Edith have tested positive for COVID-19.

The first couple were tested after days of self-isolation which started on Friday , following a confirmation that one of their daughters had tested positive for the virus.

According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, the first family in the state are table and have commenced necessary treatment and further isolation.

The governor thanked citizens of the state for their prayers for his family and called for continued supplications for all patients undergoing treatment for the pandemic.

He thereafter assured his administration would not relent in its efforts at combating the virus in the state, imlploring the public to support the government in that regard by complying with prescribed protocols by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Okowa reiterated that “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,” he said.

Fatimah Oyesanmi

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