Ikpeazu recovers from COVID-19, tests negative


The Abia State Government on Saturday said the state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has recovered from the dreaded COVID-19.

The governor’s recovery was made public via a statement by the state’s Commissioner for Information John Kalu. The governor’s samples submitted on Thursday returned negative on Friday.

The statement said: “To the glory of God, repeat COVID-19 test conducted by Nigeria Center for Disease Control on samples submitted by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Thursday, 2nd July, 2020, returned negative result on Friday, 3rd July, 2020.

“Governor Ikpeazu is, therefore, deemed free of the virus according to the extant guidelines of NCDC and the World Health Organisation.”

It would be recalled that Ikpeazu had earlier tested positive for the virus and had gone into isolation immediately.

The Abia Governor is the fourth Nigerian governor to recover from the disease after Bala Mohammed of Bauchi, Seyi Makinde of Oyo and Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State.


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