The Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Mr. Frank Okiye, has been affirmed as the list instance of Coronavirus in the state.
The state Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, uncovered this to newsmen at a press preparation in Benin on Wednesday.
The Chief Medical Director of Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Prof. Sylvania Okogbenin, had on Monday declared that Edo recorded its first case.
Shaibu said Governor Godwin Obaseki had likewise gone into separation following his contact with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, and Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, in Abuja.
Shaibu said Okiye, who made a trip to the United Kingdom, went into self-segregation following his arrival at the Irrua Specialist Hospital, Irrua, Esan Central Local Government Area of Edo State.
He noticed that the two people the speaker got in close contact with were his significant other and girl, whose examples have been taken and the outcomes turned out pessimistic.
“He sent his example for testing and the test returned positive. He is in a steady condition and his relatives have been tried and the tests returned negative,” the Edo appointee senator expressed.