The governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu has tested negative for COVID-19.
A brief statement by the State Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi Kalu on Saturday morning stated that the governor is now free of the virus.
The statement reads: “To God the glory of God, repeat COVID-19 test conducted by Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on samples submitted by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Thursday, 2nd July, 2020, returned negative result on Friday, 3rd July, 2020.
“Governor Ikpeazu is therefore deemed free of the virus according to the extant guidelines of NCDC and the World Health Organization (WHO). Thank you.”