SAN FRANCISCO, March 25, (THEWILL) – Following his close contact with the Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Muhammed and Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, who have both tested positive for coronavirus, the Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has gone into self-isolation.
In the same vein, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State is now in self-isolation following his exposure with persons tested positive.
Obaseki’s Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, 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.”
He said although Obaseki 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.
On his part, the Ekiti governor revealed his action in a tweet on his handle on Wednesday, adding that he has also taken a test for the disease.
According to him, he had been in meetings with two persons who have tested positive, expressing optimism that he will come out “all clear” in the end.
“I just took a COVD-19 test, having gone into self isolation since yesterday evening,” the former minister tweeted.
“I’m asymptomatic and feel well, but I was in meetings with two people who had since tested positive. I look forward to an all clear and have encouraged all my colleagues to take the test.”