The governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has reportedly tested negative three weeks after testing positive for COVID-19.
While information of his testing negative was sketchy at the time of filing the report, the State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu in a two-paragraph press release confirmed that his boss tested negative on Friday.
“To the glory of God, repeat COVID-19 test conducted by Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on samples submitted by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Thursday, 2nd July, 2020, returned negative result on Friday, 3rd July, 2020.
“Governor Ikpeazu is therefore deemed free of the virus according to the extant guidelines of NCDC and the World Health Organization (WHO).”