Okowa, Wife Embark On 14-days Isolation As Daughter Test Positive To COVID-19

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and Dame Edith Okowa at the 5th Edition of the Couples Forum held on May 15, 2019
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and Dame Edith Okowa at the 5th Edition of the Couples Forum held on May 15, 2019

As the Delta State Government intensifies efforts at stemming the spread of COVID-19 in the state, it announced on Friday that one of the children of the Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has tested positive to the virus.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, said, “consequently, the Governor and his family members will immediately commence self-isolation for 14 days”.

“It is again pertinent to stress that COVID-19 is real, and citizens are advised to be disciplined and comply with the protocols of wearing Face Masks and maintaining physical-distancing while in public places as well as basic hygiene of hand-washing with soap in running water and use of alcohol-based sanitisers as NCDC regulation demands,” Ifeajika added.

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Governor Okowa had in the early hours of Friday, June 26, 2020 announced on his official Twitter handle that, one of his daughter had tested positive to the virus.

The tweet reads, “Earlier today, Edith and I received the news that one of our daughters has tested positive for #COVID19. Hence, in-line with the laid out procedures, we are both going into isolation for the next 14-days. We will continue to keep you all updated”.

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