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Ondo State: Akeredolu says he’s not isolating himself

GOVERNOR Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, yesterday, refuted claims that he tested positive to the coronavirus adding that he has not gone into self-isolation as being speculated across the state.


This came as Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State and his wife, Kafayat have tested negative to the virus.

Similarly, the Labour Party, LP and the National Association of Ogun State Students, NAOSS, yesterday, called on members of the Ogun State House of Assembly, who recently returned from foreign trips, to subject themselves to COVID-19 test and embark on self-isolation to determine their health status.

Speculations were rife that the governor, being in contact with some personalities during his trip to Abuja last week, would have been infected with COVID-19 pandemic.

Addressing newsmen in Akure alongside the Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Undie Adie after a security meeting, said that the rumour was unfounded and baseless.

Akeredolu asked the people of the state not to entertain any fear about his health.

Speaking on the non-compliance of the closure order by government, Akeredolu sought “the co-operation and understanding of all residents in the State as the state government will work assiduously to keep the State safe from COVID-19.”

Similarly, Governor Oyetola of Osun State and his wife, Kafayat have tested negative to the virus.

The governor disclosed that the index case in the state, a UK returnee tested positive after he was picked before reaching his family and was subjected to test.

Governor Oyetola, who addressed journalists at the Government House, yesterday, said he has sent his blood sample to the accredited laboratory for test considering the fact that he was in Abuja last week.

It was gathered that the Governor met with the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr. Abba Kyari, who has tested positive for the pandemic disease.

Arabambi said: “It has become grave, so dangerous and compulsory to force not only those who just returned from the UK and another western country, but all members of the legislature, including the Speaker and the totality of the staff and aides with their families, to be quarantined.

“Even friends, identified to have come in contact with all the mentioned, should be compelled to self-isolate themselves and thereafter be screened.”

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