Just in: Coronavirus hits Edo, meets speaker

Frank Okiye, Edo state speaker, has tested positive for coronavirus. Philip Shaibu, the deputy governor, announced this during a press conference in Benin. He said the speaker is the recorded case announced earlier by the state government.

Shaibu said the speaker returned from the UK and went into self-isolation immediately after he retired to his country home in Uromi.

TheCable reported him to have said, “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.

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“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.”



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