Mr Chiedu Ebie and Mr Charles Aniagwu, Secretary to the Delta State Government, SSG, and the State Commissioner for Information,respectively, have been said to have tested positive to COVID-19 , thereby among the 83 new cases of Covid-19 recorded in the State, Saturday night.
This was revealed on Sunday ,in a statement in Asaba by Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, who said that both officials had shown mild symptoms of the virus and thereby subjected themselves to the test.
Mr Olisa further disclosed that the official had been moved to an isolation centre and were stable and responding well to treatment.
He however advised residents of the state to dismiss thoughts that COVID-19 is not real and adhere strictly to the COVID-19 protocols as anyone, irrespective of status, is vulnerable to contract the disease.
According to Mr Olisa : “Let me advise all Deltans to, as a matter of top priority, always obey the COVID-19 protocols, which have been in the public domain, so as to curb further spread of the pandemic.
“The fresh cases in our hands in Delta further testifies to the fact that COVID-19 is not a scam. It is real and people should take the issues of the virus and personal hygiene seriously.
“COVID-19 is not a death sentence; so, when you begin to feel unwell, reach out to approved government hospitals for appropriate tests to be carried out.
“We can save ourselves and others from this virus if we obey all the protocols of wearing face masks, regular washing of hands in running water, use of alcohol-based sanitisers and maintaining physical-distancing while congregating in any form.
He assured that all hospitals and isolation centres across the state are on 24 hours alert to receive any case(s) of the Coronavirus or other health challenges.
Reported by: Fatimah Oyesanmi