Edo State House of Assembly Speaker, Frank Ekiye has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19), Daily Trust reports.
Onyxnewsng understands that Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus which World Health Organization WHO has since declared it a global pandemic.
According to the newspaper, the Edo State Deputy Governor, have disclosed the coronavirus status of the state Assembly Speaker while briefing journalists on Wednesday, March 25.
Edo State Deputy Governor said, Edo state is already taking measures to combat more spread of the virus in the state.
In a related development, Governor Obaseki has gone into self-isolation following his close contact with the Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, and the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, who have both tested positive for coronavirus.
This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by the Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie. The statement said the governor has sent his specimen for testing and he is waiting for the result.
Osagie said, “The governor has gone into self-isolation after the Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed and Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, tested positive for coronavirus.”
He also said, “The governor had met Senator Mohammed at the Nigeria Governors Forum and National Economic Council meetings. He also visited Mr. Kyari,” adding that the Edo governor showed no symptoms of the virus but has taken the necessary precaution to self-isolate to protect people that may otherwise come in contact with him.
According to an Investigative Journalist, Kemi Olunloyo, a ventilator was brought in from a hospital to set up a makeshift ICU to treat president Buhari.
The daughter to a former Oyo state governor also called on all Nigerians to pray for the president as he had close contact with his chief of staff, Abba Kyari who tested positive for the COVID-19 pandemic.