Coronavirus: Edo Speaker tests positive

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Mr Frank Okiye, the Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, has tested positive for the coronavirus. He is the index case in the state

According to the Deputy Governor of the State, Phillip Shaibu, who briefed newsmen at a press conference in Benin, the state capital on Wednesday, Mr Okiye is the recorded index case announced earlier by the state government.

Shaibu said Okiye, who travelled to the United Kingdom, went into self-isolation immediately after his return at the Irrua Specialist Hospital, Irrua, Esan Central Local Government Area of Edo State.

Governor Godwin Obaseki has also gone into self- isolation following his close contact with the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Muhammed and Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, who have both tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, said the governor has sent his samples for testing.

There are currently 46 cases recorded in Nigeria.