COVID-19: Edo Governor Tests Negative, Remains in Self Isolation

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, has tested negative to coronavirus but has decided to remain in self-isolation.

A statement released by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie, revealed that result released so far is that of the rapid diagnostic test, and that of the PCRis being awaited by the government.

According to him, β€œI can confirm that the governor tested negative for coronavirus when he ran the rapid diagnostic test for the virus. However, we are currently awaiting the result of a more conclusive PCR test.”

β€œIn the meantime, the governor has decided to continue to work in self-solation and he is asymptomatic,” he added.

Recall that Governor Obaseki went into self-isolation and sent his samples for testing after two persons he met some days ago, tested positive for coronavirus.

Switch Nigeria had earlier reported how the governor went into isolation after he got in contact his colleague and governor of Bauchi State, Sen. Bala Mohammed, as well as Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Mohammadu Buhari, both of whom have tested positive to the virus.


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