Coronavirus: Obaseki’s rapid diagnostic test is negative, as he awaits PCR test result

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has tested negative for coronavirus.

The news of his test was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie.

The statement noted that the result is that of the rapid diagnostic test, while the governor awaits the result of the PCR test.

It added that the Governor however decided to remain in self-isolation.

According to him, “I can confirm that the Governor tested negative for coronavirus when he ran the rapid diagnostic test for the virus. However, we are currently awaiting the result of more conclusive PCR(polymeric chain reaction)


“In the meantime, the Governor has decided to continue to work in self-isolation and he is asymptomatic.”

Recall that Governor Obaseki went into self-isolation and sent his samples for testing after two persons he met some days ago, tested positive for coronavirus.   


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