Delta Government Shutdown As Governor, Wife Test Positive To Coronavirus


Barely five days after one of Dr. Ifeanyi and Dame Edith Okowa’s daughters tested to Coronavirus pandemic, the governor and his wife have been reported to have contracted the epidemic.

The news which filtered into town Wednesday, is sequel to tests carried out on the duo after a compulsory 14 days self-Isolation contained in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, are stable and have commenced necessary treatment, and further isolation.

The governor thanked Deltans for their prayers for his family, and called for continued supplications for all patients undergoing treatment for the pandemic.

He assured that his administration would not relent in its efforts at combating the virus in the state, and urged the public to support the government in that regard by complying with prescribed protocols by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Okowa reiterated that “COVID-19 is real. The rate is increasing in our state and the virus is taking the lives of some of our people.

“I, therefore, again call on every Deltan to observe the protocols on the virus while in public, to curb further spread of the virus, especially in the communities”.


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