Delta State Commissioner for Information and Secretary to the State Government have tested positive for COVID-19.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, made this revelation in a statement released on Sunday in Asaba.
Ifeajika said that the SSG, Mr Chiedu Ebie and Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu willingly subjected themselves to COVID-19 test after experiencing mild symptoms of the virus.
He said that the duo had since been moved to an isolation centre and were stable, and responding well to treatment.
He advises all Deltans to obey the COVID-19 protocols, which have been in public domain, so as to curb further spread of the pandemic.
“The fresh cases in our hands in Delta further testifies to the fact that COVID-19 is not a scam. It is real and people should take the issues of the virus and personal hygiene seriously.
“COVID-19 is not a death sentence; so, when you begin to feel unwell, reach out to approved government hospitals for appropriate tests to be carried out.
“We can save ourselves and others from this virus if we obey all the protocols of wearing face masks, regular washing of hands in running water, use of alcohol-based sanitisers and maintaining physical-distancing while congregating in any form.
“All our hospitals and isolation centres across the state are on 24 hours alert to receive any case(s) of the Coronavirus or other health challenges,” Ifeajika said.