Coronavirus Ravages Delta: Okowa, wife, others test positive to COVID-19

Delta Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (2nd left), flanked by his wife, Dame Edith (2nd right), the Deputy Governor, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro (left), and the Senator representing Delta South senatorial District, Senator James Manager (right), answering questions from Journalists shortly after a thanksgiving service to celebrate the Governor’s Supreme Court Victory at the Government House Chapel, Asaba.

Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, and wife, Edith, on Wednesday, tested positive to COVID-19, this is coming barely three days after one of their daughters tested positive to the dreaded virus.

Governor Okowa announced this on his verified twitter handle, at about 11.04 am this morning, enjoined Deltans to continue to pray for his family and other patients in Isolation centres across the state.

This development followed to tests conducted on them after a few days of self-isolation, which they went into on Friday after one of their daughters tested positive to the virus.

Advocate gathered that with the governor testing positive, the apparatus of government is gradually grinding to a halt in Delta as three Commissioners, the Secretary to the State Government and some Aides of the governor are now in isolation.

According to a statement released by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, he said the two heads of the First Family in the state, have tested positive to COVID-19, however, they 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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