Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Commissioner for Information in Abia, John Okiyi Kalu, disclosed this in a statement on Monday, June 8, 2020.
Ikpeazu had gone into isolation following the death of his Commissioner for Environment, Solomon Ogunji, on May 24.
Ogunji was suspected to have died of hypertension. However, tests for COVID-19 on his remains returned positive.
The governor had advised Abia Exco members who had contact with Ogunji, before his death, to also observe self-isolation until they had been tested for the virus.