He and some of his close aides tested positive for the virus after carrying out the coronavirus test, the statement said.
Umahi further disclosed that, presently, they are not showing any
symptoms but have since isolated, in line with protocols laid down by
the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The Governor directed the Deputy Governor, Kelechi Igwe, to take over
the frontline coordination of the state’s fight against the pandemic to
protect Ebonyi people.
Umahi appealed to the people of Ebonyi state to take the NCDC protocols
more seriously while stating that he’s working from home and will
conduct all meetings virtually.
According to the NCDC, Ebonyi has recorded at least 438 cases of the virus, as of Friday evening.
Also, about 357 persons have been successfully treated and discharged while three have died.