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Ikpeazu’s COVID-19 status cause fear in Abia

by OtownGist

There is pandemonium in Abia state as the Governor Okezie Victor Ikpeazu has reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus disease.
This was stated blankly in a release signed by the Information commissioner, High Chief John Okiyi Kalu and made available to newsmen in the state, today.

The release revealed that consequent on the result, Ikpeazu has directed his Deputy, Rt Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, to act on his behalf pending his full resumption of duties, while the former goes 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.”

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The release read in detail:
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 (EXCO) 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 (NCDC) laboratory for confirmation and the result returned positive.

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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.

Consequent on the above, the Governor has directed his Deputy, Rt Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, to act on his behalf pending his full resumption of duties.

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We wish to urge all Abians to take the fight against COVID-19 serious as the disease is real but not a death sentence. Our state has the resources to manage patients back to good health.

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