Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor of Ondo State has tested positive for coronavirus disease, COVID-19.
A video shared on the Twitter handle of the governor on Tuesday confirmed the story.
According to the governor, “Today I tested positive for #COVID19. All is well. I’m asymptomatic and have been self-isolating. Work continues. Your continued prayers over my well being are most appreciated.”
He added, “Earlier today, I got confirmation of a positive result for COVID-19. I am asymptomatic and not displaying any symptoms.”
He continued, “I am currently self-isolating and supervised home management will be administered by the wonderful team at our Infectious Disease Hospital. I ask that we all stay safe and be well.”
With Akeredolu testing positive, the number of sitting state governors who have tested positive for COVID-19 is now five.
Other governors are Okezie Ikpeazu, Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi and Seyi Makinde of Oyo. However, all of them recovered.
Conversely, the virus has killed top public officer like late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari and former Oyo State Governor, Isiaka Ajumobi.
Yesterday, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC reported 566 new cases of COVID-19. Yet, many Nigerians feel nonchalant about the virus according to Dr Kelvin Idehen of Federal Medical Centre, Keffi.
However, he added, “Due to some environmental advantages, we won’t record the worst scenario as seen in the Americas.
See Akeredolu COVID-19 tweet:
Today I tested positive for #COVID19. All is well. I'm asymptomatic and have been self isolating. Work continues. Your continued prayers over my well being are most appreciated. pic.twitter.com/P5UH0SmBiw
— Arakunrin Akeredolu (@RotimiAkeredolu) June 30, 2020