JUST IN: 43 Delta Govt House staff test positive for COVID-19

Forty-three staff of the Delta State Government House have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Olisa Ifeajika, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, made this known in a statement made available to POLITICS NIGERIA on Thursday.

He revealed that two media aides to the governor were part of those that contracted the virus and as such the Press Unit has been shut down.

Ifeajika named the media aides, Nelson Egware, Senior Special Assistant on Media, Fidelis Egugbo, Special Assistant on Media, and Kingsley Obiajuru, Public Relations Officer, Government House Press Unit.

He said that the workers tested positive for the virus on Wednesday after their samples were collected and forwarded to Irua Specialist Hospital in Edo State for screening.

Ifeajika said the two media aides and the Public Relations Officer were screened four days ago, adding that they tested positive for the virus and have been taken to the isolation centre in Asaba for treatment.

He said, “It’s unfortunate that two media aides, Nelson and Fidelis Egugbo have tested positive for COVID-19 and they will immediately commence treatment at the isolation centre. When the governor ordered that all the workers in Government House Press Unit should carry out test for them to know their status, we complied immediately.

“We have shut down the Press Unit and we are working online until everyone is treated for the virus, especially for those who tested positive.”

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