Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and wife, Edith, have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Olisa Ifeajika.
Ifeajika, who made the disclosure in a statement in Asaba on Wednesday, said that the development was sequel to the tests conducted on the governor and his wife after a few days of self-isolation.
It would be recalled that the governor and his wife had earlier proceeded on self-isolation after their daughter tested positive for the virus last week.
According to him, the two heads of the First Family in the state are stable and have begun necessary treatment and further isolation.
Meanwhile, the governor has thanked the people of Delta for their prayers for his family, and called for continued supplications for all patients undergoing treatment for the pandemic.
Okowa gave the assurance that his administration would not relent in its efforts at combating the virus in the state.
He urged the public to support the state government in that regard by complying with prescribed protocols by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
“COVID-19 is real. The rate is increasing in our state and the virus is taking the lives of some of our people.
“I, therefore, again call on every Deltan to observe the protocols on the virus while in public, to curb further spread of the virus, especially in the communities,” he said.