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Just In: Ebonyi Governor, Umahi Contracts Coronavirus


Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).

In a statement he personally signed, Governor Umahi disclosed that he is asymptotic and has since isolated himself in line with protocols by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The governor who disclosed that some of his aides also tested positive for the virus after carrying out the coronavirus test, directed his deputy, Kelechi Igwe, to take over the coordination of the State’s fight against coronavirus.

Governor Umahi urged residents of Ebonyi State to take preventive measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.

He added that he’s working from home and will conduct all meetings virtually.

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