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Akeredolu, Ondo Governor tests positive for COVID-19



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ROTIMI Akeredolu, Governor of Ondo State on Tuesday announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Akeredolu confirmed his status in a video clip shared on his Twitter page in which the he disclosed that he is asymptomatic and is currently self isolating.

“Today I tested positive for #COVID19. All is well. I’m asymptomatic and have been self isolating. Work continues. Your continued prayers over my well being are most appreciated,” he said on Twitter.

According to the governor, he fell under the weather a few days back and was diagnosed with malaria, however, it was later discovered to be COVID-19.

Following his current status, Akeredolu is the fifth serving Nigerian governor to be infected with COVID-19.

Since Nigeria recorded its index case of COVID-19 on February 27, four state governors including Bala Mohammed, Governor of Bauchi State; Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State, Seyi Makinde, Governor of Oyo State and Okezie Ikpeazu, Governor of Abia State, have all contracted the deadly virus.

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