Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi Tests Positive for Coronavirus

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Sequel to the conduct of his third test, Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti State Governor, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Fayemi, who is the chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), disclosed his COVID-19 status on Twitter on Wednesday.

The Ekiti State Governor said he took his third COVID-19 test yesterday and it came back positive, while saying  that he is generally okay and he is also self-isolating at home

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi

He also stated that he is receiving the best of care from his medical team. “I’m delegating critical tasks to my Deputy but will continue routine duty from home, he said.”

Fayemi joins a list of governors who have tested positive for the virus, including Seyi Makinde of Oyo; Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo; Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, and Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna.

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It is not clear how the governor contracted the virus but he had held series of meetings within and outside Ekiti state over the past two weeks, although in observance of physical distancing guidelines as provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

 

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