The wife of the Ondo State Governor, Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, has tested positive for the coronavirus disease.
Similarly, one of the security aides to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has also been confirmed to have been infected with the virus.
This came after the governor directed all his aides and appointees to go for COVID-19 tests. One of the aides to the governor, who craved anonymity, told our correspondent on Thursday.
When asked, the aide said, “Yes mama’s (first lady) result has come and it was positive. One of the security men attached to the governor is also positive and has been asked to go on isolation.”
It was gathered that Mrs Akeredolu has been on self-isolation for the past few days and did not attend any function.
The PUNCH had earlier reported that the governor tested positive for the virus but remained asymptomatic.
members of the House of Assembly who followed Gov Akeredolu to Abuja for the
submission of his re-election nomination form and some traditional rulers who
visited the governor to endorse him for second term in office were yet to
undergo the COVID-19 test as advised by the governor.
The results of the test conducted for commissioners, Senior Special Advisers, other top political office holders, media aides and journalists in the governor’s office were yet to be released.
Meanwhile, the state’s health commissioner, Dr Wahab Oluropo Adegbenro, has died of the virus.
Adegbenro was said to have died at the Federal Medical Center FMC in Owo after he was rushed there on Wednesday.
Reports had it that he collapsed while attending to a patient in his hospital but was later revived.
He reportedly fell sick last Monday and stayed indoor until he was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre where he died.
Doctors at the hospital said he died of health complications coupled with being infected with COVID -19.