The Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Frank Okiye, has tested positive to Coronavirus [COVID-19].
The State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, confirmed this on Wednesday while addressing journalists.
Shaibu said Governor Godwin Obaseki had also gone into isolation following his contact with the Chief of Staff, Aba Kiyari, and Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, in Abuja.
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.
He noted that the two persons the speaker got in close contact with were his wife and daughter, whose samples have been taken and the results came out negative.
“He sent his sample for testing and the test came back positive. He is in a stable condition and his family members have been tested and the tests came back negative,” the Edo deputy governor stated.