Two aides of Abia State governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has tested negative for COVID-19.
In a statement on Tuesday, the governor encouraged residents of the state to get involved in the fight against the virus.
He said, “Leading the battle from the front, as your governor, I and all members of the first family subjected ourselves to COVID-19 tests on Saturday, 30th May, 2020 and the results came out negative today.
“Unfortunately, results of two of my aides who also subjected themselves to COVID-19 tests were positive while others turned in negative results.”
The state government had on Sunday directed members of the executive council and Inter-ministerial Committee on COVID-19 to undergo Coronavirus tests.
The directive came following the outcome of tests conducted on close family members of a commissioner in the state, Dr Solomon Ogunji, who died last week.