The governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has isolated himself and sent his blood samples to be tested for Covid-19.
The governor took the decision because he came in close contact with Bauchi State Governo Bala Muhammed and Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari.
Both the Bauchi State governor and the Chief of Staff on Tuesdsy tested positivel to the dreaded coronavirus pandemic.
A statement by Governor Obaseki’s Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie read:
“The governor has gone into self-isolation after the Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed and Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, tested positive for coronavirus.
“The governor had met Senator Mohammed at the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and National Economic Council (NEC) meetings. He also visited Mr. Kyari.”
Noting that the governor never showed any symptoms of the virus, Osagie said Obaseki decided to self isolate himself as a necessary precaution to protect people that may come in contact with him, if in any case he contracted the virus.