Top Nigerian leader tests positive for coronavirus

By BBC On Mon, 8 Jun, 2020 15:49 | < 1 min read
The testing is part of an effort to understand how widespread the infection is on the continent. [PHOTO | FILE]

The governor of Nigeria’s Abia State has tested positive for coronavirus and has gone into isolation.

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s sample returned a positive test on 4 June, according to an official quoted by local media.

The governor is reported to have directed his deputy to act on his behalf as he undergoes treatment.

The south-eastern state has 83 out of about 12,400 confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria.

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