The Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, his wife and daughter, have all recovered from COVID-19 infection.
The Interview had reported that Okowa, his wife and daughter tested positive for COVID-19 and gone into isolation two weeks ago.
Okowa, however, announced that he, his wife and daughter have recovered from COVID-19 on Tuesday via his twitter handle.
He said “My wife, my daughter and I have tested negative for COVID 19, along with other members of the family. We give God all praise and wish to appreciate all who have interceded for us in prayers.”
Appealing to the public to adhere to safety guidelines, Okowa said it was the collective responsibility of everyone to help stop the spread of the virus.
“I appeal to all residing in Delta to obey all instructions/ regulations in our collective fight to stop the transmission of the virus. God bless you all”, he said.
With this development, Okowa becomes the sixth governor to have contracted and recovered from COVID-19.
Others governors who have tested positive for COVID-19 include; Bala Mohammed, Governor of Bauchi State; Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State, Seyi Makinde, Governor of Oyo State, Okezie Ikpeazu, Governor of Abia State and Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State.
According to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Delta State has recorded 1,359 cases, discharged 583 patients and recorded 31 deaths so far.