Delta Governor, Wife, Daughter Test Negative To Covid-19

The fight against the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic is yielding positive results as the first family in Delta State has recovered fully from the epidemic.

The state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on his verified Facebook account on Tuesday announced that his wife, Dame Edith Okowa, one of their daughters and himself have tested negative to Covid-19.

Hear him: “My wife, my daughter and I have tested negative for COVID 19, along with other members of the family”.

Governor Okowa, who could not hide his joy, appreciated God for his infinite mercy on his family and thanked those who prayed for their quick recovery.

“We give God all praise and wish to appreciate all who have interceded for us in prayers”, he stated.

He pleaded with residents in the state to adhere to precautionary measures as directed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

“I appeal to all residing in Delta to obey all instructions/ regulations in our collective fight to stop the transmission of the virus. God bless you all”.

It would be recall that on June 26th 2020, Okowa, said: “Earlier today, Edith and I received the news that one of our daughters has tested positive for #COVID19. Hence, in-line with the laid out procedures, we are both going into isolation for the next 14-days. We will continue to keep you all updated”.

While on July 1st 2020, he posted thus: “My wife and I have tested positive for COVID-19. We are well and continuing with our isolation/medication. We thank you all for your continued prayers for us and our daughter”.

It would also be recall that the State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu and the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Chiedu Ebie, who tested positive to the disease have tested negative and have been discharged.


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