Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has gone into self-isolation following his close contacts to Bauchi state goernor, Bala Mohammed and President Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, who have both tested positive to the novel COVID-19.
A statement released by the Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie, said the governor has sent his samples for testing.
“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.” the statement in part read
Osagie said although the governor 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.
Edo state on Monday recorded its first case of Coronavirus.