Nigeria, just like every other nation, is in a fierce battle with the Corona Virus. A lot of individuals have been infected globally and many lives have been lost.
What worsens the case is that there is no vaccine to tackle the pandemic yet, and it has proven to be no respecter of persons, status, or achievement.
Some notable Nigerians have been infected among which are the late Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, and the Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde who later recovered.
Lately, it was discovered that the governor of Abia State had tested positive for the virus.
According to Punch.ng
“Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has tested positive for coronavirus.”
“The state Commissioner for Information, John Kalu, made this known in a statement on Monday.
The commissioner said the governor has since gone into isolation as required by the protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.”
He said, “Recall that on Saturday, 30th May 2020, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu volunteered his sample for COVID-19 test and subsequently directed members of the state Executive Council and those of the inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19 to submit themselves for the same test.
“On Tuesday, 2nd June 2020, the result of Governor Ikpeazu’s test returned negative.
“On Thursday, 4th June 2020, the governor submitted another sample at the Nigeria Center For Disease Control laboratory for confirmation and the result returned positive.
“As a result, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has gone into isolation, as required by relevant NCDC protocols, and he is being managed by a competent team of medical practitioners with a view to nursing him back to good health.”
Kalu added that the governor has directed his Deputy, Ude Chukwu, to act on his behalf pending his recovery and resumption of duties.