The Delta state commissioner for information, Charles Aniagwu, who tested positive to the deadly coronavirus has been discharged after his status turned negative.
Aniagwu and the secretary to the state government, Chiedu Ebie, tested positive on June 20, 2020. They were subsequently isolated following recommendations from the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
They have been undergoing treatment from then. The discharge notice was made available to journalists by chief press secretary to the state governor, Olisa Ifeajika on Tuesday evening.
The governor’s chief press secretary said in a statement in Asaba, that they were discharged after they tested negative for the virus following long periods of isolation and treatment.
He said that Aniagwu and the 21 others were discharged from various treatment centres across the state, and recalled that the commissioner tested positive to the virus on June 20.
Ifeajika, who has tested negative for the virus, added that Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Chiedu Ebie, who tested positive same day as Aniagwu, was awaiting the result of his final test to determine when he would be discharged.
He reiterated the appeal of the state government to the people to support its efforts at curbing the spread of the pandemic by complying with the protocols prescribed by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), saying “COVID-19 is real and a serious health challenge’