COVID-19: Okowa, wife on self-isolation after daughter tests positive


Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and his wife, Edith, on Friday morning proceeded on self-isolation after one of their daughters tested positive for COVID-19.

The governor’s daughter’s COVID-19 status was released earlier by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which had released a figure of 106 positive cases for Delta on Thursday night.

Among the 106 new cases is a Warri based journalist and Managing Editor of Niger Delta Today, an online platform, Mr. Theophilus Onojeghen. With the latest figure, Delta State now has 715 confirmed cases of COVID-19, as at the time of filing this report. The breakdown of the figure could not be ascertained immediately.

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Governor Okowa took to his twitter handle to announce the status of his daughter. He wrote: “Earlier today, Edith and I received the news that one of our daughters has tested positive for #COVID-19. Hence, in line with the laid out procedure, we are both going into isolation for the next 14 days.”

Also, the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Olisa Ifeajika in a statement, buttressed that the first family has commenced self-isolation for 14 days.

“It is again pertinent to stress that COVID-19 is real, and citizens are advised to be disciplined and comply with the protocols of wearing Face Masks and maintaining physical-distancing while in public places as well as basic hygiene of hand-washing with soap in running water and use of alcohol-based sanitisers as NCDC regulation demands,” Ifeajika added.

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