Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and his wife, Edith have gone into self isolation for 14 days following reports that one of their daughters has tested positive to the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.
The Delta State Governor made the revelation on his twitter handle.
“Earlier on 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”, he said, adding that he and his wife will continue to provide update on the development.
The governor told all the citizens and residents of Delta State that #COVID19 is real and that 20 lives have been lost in Delta State.
“We have already lost over 20 lives — many of whom were prominent in their various spheres of engagement. In the absence of a specific curative drug, the only way to check the transmission of the virus is for all of us to adhere strictly to the NCDC-issued guidelines and safety protocols.
“I ask that we all see this as a collective challenge and act responsibly to protect ourselves and others to curb the community transmission of this raging pandemic”, he said, adding, “We can beat this virus, however, we all have to work together”, he explained