Mr. Olawale Fapohunda, Ekiti State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice and 11 aides of Governor Kayode Fayemi have contracted the COVID-19, it was learned on Monday.
Those affected include some of the state executive council (exco) members, domestic staff, and Fayemi’s security aides.
The discovery came after the governor directed his aides and appointees to go for the COVID-19 test to ascertain their status.
Fayemi last Wednesday announced on his verified Twitter handle that his third result of COVID-19 tests had turned out positive and he had gone into self-isolation as part of measures to curb the spread of the infection.
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One of the aides to the governor, who craved anonymity, told our reporter on Monday that those who have tested positive were already in isolation. He added that some other aides are awaiting the results of their samples.
Fapohunda had earlier announced through his twitter handle @AGWaleFapohunda that his test returned positive.
His tweet reads:
“The result of my second COVID-19 test came out positive today. In line with the established protocols, I have commenced a period of self-isolation. In my absence, all state legal matters should be referred to the Solicitor-General.”
Confirming the development, Health Commissioner Dr. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade said the Attorney General and some members of the exco have been infected with the coronavirus.
Dr. Yaya-Kolade, who refused to name the affected aides, said it was against the ethics of the profession to disclose the identities of COVID-19 patients.
Giving updates on Fayemi’s health status, she said he was doing fine and in good spirit, calling on the people to adhere to laid down guidelines and protocols towards stopping the further spread of COVID-19.
Source: The Nation