Delta SSG and Information Commissioner, Chiedu Ebie and Charles Aniagwu, have both tested positive to Covid-19.
In a statement today, June 21 by Olisa Ifeajika, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, the two officials showed mild symptoms of the virus and consequently subjected themselves to the test, and cameout positive.
In his statement, Olisa called on Delta state people to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 regulations, stating that anyone could contract the virus.
Read his statement below…
“Let me advise all Deltans to as a matter of top priority always obey the COVID-19 protocols, which have been in public domain, so as to curb further spread of the pandemic. The fresh cases in our hands in Delta further testifies to the fact that COVID-19 is not a scam. It is real and people should take the issue of the virus and personal hygiene seriously.
“COVID-19 is not a death sentence; so, when you begin to feel unwell, reach out to approved government hospitals for appropriate tests to be carried out. We can save ourselves and others from this virus if we obey all protocols of wearing face masks, regular washing of hands in running water, use of alcohol-based sanitizers and maintaining physical-distancing while congregating in any form.
“All our hospitals and isolation centres across the state are on 24 hours alert to receive any case(s) of Coronavirus or other health challenges.”
The Delta SSG and Information Commissioner had been in the frontline of the state’s COVID-19 Task Force responsible for managing the virus in the state and giving Deltans regular update on the pandemic.
However, the two government officials have since been moved to an isolation centre in Asaba, where they are said to be responding to treatment.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa had on Friday raised the alarm and lamented the rate at which the figures of people tested positive were increasing in the state and urged all Deltans to abide by the regulations and all precautionary measures.
As at the time of this report, Delta state has recorded over 317 COVID-19 cases with few recovery and death cases.