Following the death of the commissioner, the Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu and his Exco members have gone into isolation after one of the state commissioners died recently.
However, due to the outcome of tests conducted on close family members of a late member of the Abia State Executive Council and member of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on COVID-19, Governor Ikpeazu, directed that all those who might have recently come in contact with the late commissioner, Solomon Ogunji, to immediately undergo COVID-19 tests and isolate themselves.
According to the state Commissioner for Information, John Kalu, Ikpeazu, who is still in mourning, will also subject himself to all other necessary protocols as he has directed his exco members, including the deputy, to do so too.
The directive is contained in a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Information, and made available to newsmen in Umuahia.
Ogunji was the Commissioner for Environment and a member of the state COVID-19 Committee before his death on May 24. He was said to have died of hypertension at the Abia State Teaching Hospital (ABSUTH), Aba.
However, a statement by the state government reportedly sparked fears among the people who came in contact with the late Commissioner for Environment some weeks and days before his death.
Meanwhile, the commissioner’s statement stated that the outcome of tests conducted on close family members of a late member of the state executive council (Exco) and member of the Inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19, Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has instructed all members of the committee and those of the Exco, who might have recently come in contact with the late commissioner to immediately undergo COVID-19 tests and isolate themselves thereafter pending the outcome of the tests.
Further stating that all Abians should continue to observe relevant regulations and precautionary measured issued by the government and health authorities to stem the spread of the disease.