The Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mr Frank Okiye, has tested positive to coronavirus. This was made known by Mr. Philip Shaibu, Edo State Deputy Governor.
Shaibu said this while addressing newsmen in Benin City, the state capital, on Wednesday.
Mr Frank Okiye, who travelled to the United Kingdom came back and has been on self-isolation.
“He was tested and proved positive. He is in stable condition and his family members have been tested and they all came out negative.
“Governor Godwin Obaseki has also gone on self-isolation, following his close contact with Governor Bala Muhammad and the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Abba Kyari, who have both tested positive to coronavirus,” he said.
Shaibu said that the state government had adopted measures to prevent spread of the disease in the state.
Edo Government has acquired 40 drums of hand sanitisers for distribution across all Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.
“We are still maintaining that a gathering of persons above 20 is restricted, markets remain closed, except for those selling essential commodities like food and medicine,” he said.