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Breaking: Abia governor, Ikpeazu recovers from coronavirus



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The governor of Abia State Okezie Ikpeazu has recovered from the coronavirus affliction.

The governor who has been receiving treatment for three weeks after he tested positive for COVID-19 on June 8 announced his recovery on Saturday.

There had been concern over his prolong stay in isolation among his supporters immediately after his 14 days without news of his recovery.

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In a statement on Saturday by the commissioner for information, John Kalu, said Ikpeazu was certified free of the disease on Friday.

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

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


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