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Ekiti, Edo Governors go into self-isolation after 2 persons they came in contact with test positive for COVID-19

Ekiti State governor Kayode Fayemi  and his counterpart from Edo state, Godwin Obaseki on Wednesday took the coronavirus test after meeting with two people have tested positive for coronavirus.

Governor Fayemi

“I just took a CoviD 19 test, having gone into self isolation since yesterday evening,” Fayemi 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,” he added.


Although the governor did not name the two people that he met and have tested positive for the dreaded virus, there are strong indications that it could be Chief of Staff to the President Abba Kyari and Bauchi State Governor Bala Muhammed.


Both Kyari and Bala tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday. Fayemi, the Chairman of the Nigeria Governor’s Forum, was in attendance at the National Executive Council that held last week.


The meeting sits all the governors in the country, the president Muhammadu Buhari and his chief of staff.


Meanwhile, Edo governor, Obaseki goes into self-isolation, sends in samples for testing.


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 a statement, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. 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 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.

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