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Edo Speaker Brought Coronavirus From U.K. Trip



By Ayodele Oluwafemi

Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Frank Okiye, has tested positive for Coronavirus.

The State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, disclosed this , on Wednesday disclosed while addressing journalists after meeting with the technical committee set up to monitor the outbreak of the deadly virus.

Shaibu noted that the index case of Coronavirus in Edo that was announced by the NCDC, on Tuesday, was Okiye.

He added that the speaker had isolated himself when he arrived from the United Kingdom, while also preparing for his isolation centre when he was in the UK.

In his words, “The index case of coronavirus in Edo State, is the Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Frank Okiye. He travelled to United Kingdom, he came back and went into self-isolation. He sent his sample for testing and it came out positive.

“He is in stable condition. His family members have also been tested and the tests came out negative.

“The interesting thing about it is that, since when he entered Nigeria, he avoided everybody and he has been putting on face mask, he avoided touching his own vehicle and he went straight into self-isolation.

“In fact, he prepared his isolation centre before he returned from London, he asked his wife to prepare a room for him where he was going to isolate. He actually avoided everybody. The only two persons he had direct contact with were his wife and daughter and they have been tested and fortunately, they tested negative.”

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