The governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has directed all members of Abia State COVID 19 taskforce and members of the his executive council who might have had contact with the late Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Solomon Ogunji to immediately undergo the COVID 19 test and go into self-isolation, pending the outcome of the result.
The decision was based on the outcome of the result conducted on close family members to the late commissioner for environment as revealed by an Abia Government Press Release.
The release also revealed that Governor Ikpeazu himself will also take the test and go on isolation.
FULL TEXT OF PRESS RELEASE:
Following the outcome of tests conducted on close family members of a late member of the state executive council (Exco) and member of the Inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19, Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has directed all members of the committee and those of the Exco who might have recently come in contact with the late commissioner to immediately undergo COVID-19 tests and isolate themselves thereafter pending the outcome of the tests.
Governor Ikpeazu who is still in mourning will also subject himself to all other necessary protocols as he has directed his Exco members including the Deputy Governor to do.
We wish to call on all Abians to continue to observe relevant regulations issued by the government and health authorities to stem the spread of the disease.
Chief John Okiyi Kalu,
Honorable Commissioner for Information, Abia State