David Umahi, Ebonyi State Governor has tested positive for COVID-19.
The result of COVID-19 test conducted on the Governor came out positive on Saturday.
Some of his aides have also tested positive for the virus.
The Governor has asked residents of the state to take seriously, the protocols and guidelines against COVID-19, set by the the NCDC.
He has previously revealed that should he test positive for the virus, his deputy will take over as frontline workers in the state.
“If I test positive, my deputy will carry on with the fight as a frontline worker, but we will be extremely careful and use zoom to do our jobs. No retreat, no surrender! We will fight this COVID-19 matter to the end,” he had told cabinet members in Abakaliki, the state capital.
“We will have the public hearing on our proposed plan of the COVID-19 fight next week and either me or my deputy will head the meeting, and I will contribute through zoom, if I test positive.”