Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has recovered from coronavirus, the state government said in a statement on Saturday.
The governor, whose positive status for the virus was announced on June 8, has now tested positive after 26 days.
John Okiyi Kalu, the state’s commissioner for information, said the governor’s samples submitted on Thursday returned negative on Friday.
“To the glory of God, repeat COVID-19 test conducted by Nigeria Center for Disease Control on samples submitted by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Thursday, 2nd July 2020, returned negative result on Friday, 3rd July 2020,” Kalu said.
“Governor Ikpeazu is therefore deemed free of the virus according to the extant guidelines of NCDC and the World Health Organisation,” he said.
Recall that the Abia State government had on June 8 announced via its Twitter handle that the governor had positive for coronavirus and had directed his deputy to act on his behalf.