An elated Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has recovered from coronavirus.

The governor’s sample submitted on June 4th, 2020 had returned positive and he immediately went into isolation.

However, on Saturday, the state’s Commissioner for Information, John Kalu, said the governor’s samples submitted on Thursday returned negative on Friday.

He wrote, “To the glory of God, repeat COVID-19 test conducted by Nigeria Center for Disease Control on samples submitted by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Thursday, 2nd July 2020, returned negative result on Friday, 3rd July, 2020.


“Governor Ikpeazu is therefore deemed free of the virus according to the extant guidelines of NCDC and the World Health Organisation.”

Meanwhile, as of Friday, Abia recorded 382 infections including 207 recoveries and three associated deaths.