The Governor of Edo State , Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has tested negative for coronavirus.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie disclosed this in a statement.
Mr. Osagie said the result is that of the rapid diagnostic test, while the governor awaits the result of the PCR test.
He said: “I 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 more conclusive PCR test.”
“In the meantime, the governor has decided to continue to work in self-isolation and he is asymptomatic,” he added.
The governor had gone into self-isolation and sent his samples for testing after two persons he met some days ago, tested positive for coronavirus.
In a related development, the governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has also tested negative to the coronavirus.
Governor Akeredolu has the test conducted on him after going into self-isolation two days ago.
He was one of the attendees at the recent Nigerian Governors Forum [NGF] meeting where the Bauchi State governor, Senator Bala Mohammed was present.
He will remain in self-isolation, though, until the more comprehensive PCR test result is out.
Senator Mohammed has already tested positive to the virus and is currently undergoing therapy.