Mr Olisa Ifeajika, the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has reacted to reports that the entire media team of the Delta State governor tested positive for COVID-19.
He also responded to another social media report that the Delta State governor directed members of government and civil servants to undergo COVID-19 tests.
In a statement on Sunday, Ifeajika described the two reports as fake and deliberate falsehood.
According to Ifeajika, the claim that the entire media team of the governor tested positive for COVID-19, leading to the shutdown of the Press Unit was never true.
Denying the report that the governor ordered people to go for COVID-19 test, he said what the governor had continued to advice since the COVID-19 spread to Delta had always been for residents to observe the protocols prescribed by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to curtail the spread of the infectious disease in the state.
He added that the governor had also maintained that anyone feeling unwell should visit any of the COVID-19 centres in the state for proper check and possibly get treated.
He insisted that there was never any time Governor Okowa gave any directive either by internal memo or any statement that government officials should go for a test for any disease, including COVID-19.
“All the reports are deliberate falsehood, and the purveyors are hereby challenged to publish the alleged internal memo and the signatory,” he said.
Governor Okowa, wife and daughter recently tested positive for COVID-19 and have been receiving treatments from isolation in the state.
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