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Covid-19: Edo State Speaker Tests Positive As Gov.Obaseki Goes On Self-isolation

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The speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly, Frank Okiye, has tested positive to Coronavirus.

This was disclosed by Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, on Wednesday while briefing journalists.

Shaibu said the state is taking measures to tackle further spread of the virus in the state.

Meanwhile, the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has reportedly taken to self-isolation. This follows his having contacts with the Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Muhammed and Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, who have both tested positive for coronavirus.

In a statement, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie, said the governor has sent his samples for testing.

Osagie said: “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.

“The governor had met Senator Mohammed at the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and National Economic Council (NEC) meetings. He also visited Mr Kyari.”

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He added that although the governor is not showing any symptoms of the virus, he has taken the necessary precaution to self-isolate to protect people that may otherwise come in contact with him.

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