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Coronavirus: Edo Speaker, Okiye tests positive

Coronavirus: Edo Speaker, Okiye tests positive

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The Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Frank Okiye, is the coronavirus case in Edo, having tested positive.

He is however said to be in a stable state.

The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, made this known at a press conference in Benin on Wednesday.

He also announced that Governor Godwin Obaseki of the state had gone into self-isolation having been in contact with Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Kyari, it would be recalled, has tested positive for the virus.

Shaibu also explained that upon his return from the United Kingdom, the Edo State Speaker, went into self-isolation.

His only contacts, his wife and daughter, were said to have tested negative.

Said Shaibu:  “The index case of coronavirus in Edo State, is the Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Frank Okiye. He travelled to United Kingdom, he came back and went into self-isolation. He sent his sample for testing and it came out positive.

“He is in stable condition. His family members have also been tested and the tests came out negative.

“The interesting thing about it is that, since when he entered Nigeria, he avoided everybody and he has been putting on face mask, he avoided touching his own vehicle and he went straight into self-isolation.

“In fact, he prepared his isolation centre before he returned from London, he asked his wife to prepare a room for him where he was going to isolate. He actually avoided everybody. The only two persons he had direct contact with were his wife and daughter and they have been tested and fortunately, they tested negative.

“Following the close contact with Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari and the governor of Bauchi state, Bala Mohammed that were tested positive, the state governor, Godwin Obaseki has gone into self- isolation.”