Kayode Alabi, Deputy Governor of Kwara State, and his wife, Abieyuwa, have tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus disease.
The couple are, however, in high spirits and undergoing standard management protocols.
This was made known by Rafiu Ajakaye the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.
According to Ajakaye, contact tracing and tests are already underway for persons who have been in contact with the couple.
“Yesterday August 3rd, 2020, His Excellency the Deputy Governor and Chairman of the Kwara State Technical Committee Kayode Alabi and his wife, Her Excellency Mrs Abieyuwa Alabi, underwent COVID-19 test after they showed slight symptoms of the virus,” said the Chief press Secretary.
“The results of their test are positive. The second couple are very stable and in high spirit, and are now undergoing standard management protocols supervised by the government’s medical team.
“Immediate contact tracing and tests, among other safety protocols, are being done for persons who have met with the couple in the past few days.
“The government wishes the second couple and all others quick recovery.”
33 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the state according to update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday night.
A total of 786 cases have so far been confirmed in the state; 258 patients have been discharged while 21 persons have lost their lives to the disease.