Ebonyi State Governor, Chief David Umahi has tested positive of COVID-19.
In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Barrister Uchenna Orji, some of the Governor's aides also returned positive to COVID-19.
He said that the Governor and the affected aides were showing no symptoms but have since self isolated in line with NCDC Protocols.
"The Governor has therefore directed his Deputy, His Excellency Barr. Eric Kelechi Igwe,PhD to take over the frontline coordination of our fight against Coronavirus Pandemic to protect our people from the scourge of the virus."
"The Governor reiterates his determination to pursue vigorously the course of our people especially in trying times like now. He enjoins our people to take the NCDC Protocols more seriously".
"The Governor is working from home and shall be conducting all his meetings virtually. Very soon he will test negative and rejoin in our conserted efforts in the battle against Coronavirus Pandemic".
"We bless the name of God for giving us a passionate leader and father who has made inestimable leadership sacrifice that Ebonyi State might be great".