Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa is the sixth Nigerian governor to test positive for the coronavirus disease. His wife Edith also tested positive to the disease.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa says he’ll remain in isolation with his wife, Edith.
The governor announced his result on his Twitter account on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
“My wife and I have tested positive for COVID-19. We are well and continuing with our isolation/medication,” he tweeted.
The governor had gone into self-isolation with his wife last week after one of their daughters tested positive for the highly infectious disease.
“We thank you all for your continued prayers for us and our daughter,” he said on Wednesday.
Before Okowa was Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, who disclosed that he tested positive for the virus after he received treatment for malaria.
“I’m not feeling sick, neither am I feeling odd in any way, but my doctors have decided that I should take the normal treatment and self-isolate,” the 63-year-old said.
Others afflicted by the disease were Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, and Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State have also tested positive since Nigeria’s index case was announced in late February.