Governor Akeredolu is seen sneezing and possibly distributing COVID-19 to his supporters (VIDEO)

Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Tuesday announced that he has tested positive for Coronavirus.

The governor said he was already in self-isolation as required by the case management guidelines of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control for someone that is not showing symptoms.




Explaining how he contracted the virus, the governor said that he had few days ago showed symptoms of malaria and had it treated.

He added that he was later advised to take the malaria more serious by undergoing further tests. 

He said, "As at the time we had our party National Executive Council meeting, my colleagues called on me and I spoke with one of them who felt that malaria should not be treated lightly and I should go ahead and have a test of COVID-19.

"The result came out today 30th June, 2020 and I tested positive but asymptomatic. I'm not feeling sick nor feeling hot in any way.

He advised the people of the state to avoid any physical gathering and take their health more serious.

However, the latest development came barely a week after the governor was seen in a video flouting the social distancing guideline during his visit to Abuja.

Also, there are fears that the governor might have distributed the virus to some people as he was seen yesterday sneezing in the midst of his supporters as they sing his praise.

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Ondo Stateso far has a total of 276 confirmed cases of Coronavirus so far and 19 recorded deaths.

Akeredolu joins a growing list of top public officials, who have tested positive for the virus.

Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, and most recently former governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi, has died from the virus.

Governors Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna, Bala Mohammed of Bauchia and Seyi Makinde of Oyo, recovered from the disease, while Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state is still in hospital battling with the virus.


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