Coronavirus: Edo Governor, Obaseki Tests Negative As House Speaker Tests Positive

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SWITZERLAND, MARCH 26 – The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has tested negative for coronavirus.

A statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, said the Governor is awaiting the result of the PCR test as the one released is that of the rapid diagnostic test.

“I can confirm that the governor tested negative for coronavirus when he ran the rapid diagnostic test for the virus. However, we are currently awaiting the result of a more conclusive PCR test.

“In the meantime, the governor has decided to continue to work in self-isolation and he is asymptomatic.”

Recall that Governor Obaseki had gone into self-isolation after he made close contact with the Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Muhammed and the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, who have both tested positive for Coronavirus

He said he has not shown any symptoms of COVID-19 but is presently taking necessary precautions to protect his family and aides.

Concerns for Obaseki’s health increased after the speaker of Edo State House of Assembly Frank Okiye tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday.

Edo deputy governor Philip Shaibu disclosed Okiye’s status while briefing journalists on Wednesday.

The state governor Godwin Obaseki in a statement by his media aide Crusoe Osagie said he has sent his samples for testing.

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