Mr. Frank Okiye, the Speaker Edo State House of Assembly, has tested positive of coronavirus
On Wednesday, during the press conference in Benin, the Deputy Governor of the state, Philip Shaibu, stated this during his speech.
He confirmed that Mr. Frank Okiye is the recorded index case announced earlier by the state government.
News also has it that the Edo State Governor Mr. Godwin Obaseki has gone for self-isolation as we speak.
The SA to the Governor on media and communication strategy Mr. Crusoe Osagie has disclosed that the Governor already sent his samples for testing. This is because of his close contact with Governor Bala Muhammed (Bauchi state Governor) and the Chief of Staff (Abba Kyari) who tested positive for Corona Virus (COVID-19)
Currently, Nigeria has 46 cases of COVID-19 recorded; also, two new cases confirmed at Lagos state and Osun State in the early hours of Wednesday. And these are travelers who entered Nigeria in the last seven days, according to NCDC.