By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu
Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed that all members of Abia State COVID 19 taskforce and members of the his executive council who might have had contact with the late Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Solomon Ogunji to immediately undergo the COVID 19 test and go into self-isolation, pending the outcome of the result.
It will be recalled that Ogunji Commissioner of environment, Abia State, died recently.
The decision, according to a release signed by the state commissioner for information, John Okiyi Kalu, is prompted by the outcome of the result conducted on close family members to the late commissioner.
The release further said that the governor will also take the test and go on isolation.
The release reads:”Following the outcome of tests conducted on close family members of a late member of the state executive council (Exco) and member of the Inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19, Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has directed all members of the committee and those of the Exco who might have recently come in contact with the late commissioner to immediately undergo COVID-19 tests and isolate themselves thereafter pending the outcome of the tests.
“Governor Ikpeazu who is still in mourning will also subject himself to all other necessary protocols as he has directed his Exco members including the Deputy Governor to do”.
Meanwhile, the government appeals to Abia residents to observe relevant regulations issued by the government and health authorities to stem the spread of the disease.