Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, Tuesday, returned to Abia State precisely 43 days after testing positive for the coronavirus.
THE WHISTLER recalls that the governor had tested positive on June 8, prompting his relocation to Abuja on isolation and treatment.
This website had reported that Ikpeazu’s sample initially tested negative for the virus on June 2, 2020, but he later resubmitted it for test on 4 June, 2020, which returned positive on June 8.
He subsequently directed members of the state executive council and those of the Abia State Inter-Ministerial Committee on Covid-19 to submit themselves for the same test. He recovered 26 days after testing positive, precisely on July 3rd, after the confirmation by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.
This paper also followed Gov Ikpeazu’s recovery process as his special adviser on special duties, Erondu Erondu, shared videos of him embarking on physical exercises towards his full recovery. In the same vein, Erondu also shared Ikpeazu’s video while registering at the NCDC office after he was certified coronavirus-free, with some of his aides hailing him as they exchanged pleasantries.
Since his absence in the state, he had been discharging some of his official duties from his Abuja base, while his deputy Sir Ude Oko Chukwu was holding sway in the state.