Edo Speaker, Okiye, Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Funsho Akinwale

Hon Frank Okiye, the Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, has just been confirmed as a carrier of the dreaded Coronavirus.

The State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, made the disclosure on Wednesday during a press briefing in Benin, the state capital.

Shaibu said that Okiye is the recorded case announced earlier by the state government.

There are currently 46 cases recorded in Nigeria.

Recall, before now, Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, had gone into self-isolation after meeting Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, and Bauchi State Governor, Muhammed Bala, who have both tested positive for the virus.

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