Ondo gov, tests positive for COVID-19

ONDO State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has tested positive for Coronavirus.

 “I tested positive for #COVID19,” Mr Akeredolu posted on his Twitter handle, @RotimiAkeredolu on Tuesday afternoon.

“All is well. I’m asymptomatic and have been self-isolating. Work continues. Your continued prayers over my well-being are most appreciated.”

With the development, Mr Akeredolu becomes the fifth incumbent governor to test positive for COVID-19.

The governor said he was already in self-isolation as required by the case management guidelines of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control for someone that is not showing symptoms.  Ondo Governor Rotimi Akeredolu

He said, “Earlier today, I got confirmation of a positive result for COVID-19. I am asymptomatic and not displaying any symptoms.

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“I am currently self-isolating and supervised home management will be administered by the wonderful team at our Infectious Disease Hospital. I ask that we all stay safe and be well.”

Akeredolu joins a growing list of top public officials, who have tested positive for the virus.

They include late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchia and Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo.

The immediate past governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, died last week from complications triggered by the disease.

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