As a precautionary step, Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki went into Self-Isolation moment after Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, and the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, both tested positive for Coronavirus.
The Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie disclosed this in a press release.
He revealed that the governor has sent his samples for testing and awaits the result.
“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 explained that the governor had met Senator Mohammed at the Nigeria Governors Forum and National Economic Council, NEC meetings and also visited Mr. Kyari.
Obaseki is presently not not showing any symptoms of COVID-19. The statement however explained that the governor has “taken the necessary precaution to self-isolate to protect people that may otherwise come in contact with him.”
Meanwhile, the Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Mr. Frank Okiye has tested positive to the virus. He has been in Self-Isolation since returning from the United Kingdom and his test returned positive. The speaker’s wife and children, Midwest Herald learnt, tested negative.