The executive governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi announced this via his verified twitter handle saying he has gone into isolation.
He tweeted; “I took my third Covid-19 test yesterday and it came back positive. I’m generally ok and I’m already self-isolating at home and receiving the best of care from my medical team.
I’m delegating critical tasks to my Deputy but will continue routine duty from home. JKF”.
This follows the recent news of Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, testing positive for the novel Coronavirus disease.
The Minister revealed this on his Twitter handle on Sunday.
Onyema, who had been actively involved in the containment of the virus in Nigeria and the evacuation of Nigerians stranded abroad, said he was already heading to an isolation center.
He tweeted: “Did my fourth Covid-19 test yesterday at the first sign of a throat irritation and unfortunately this time it came back positive.
“That is life! Win some, lose some.
“Heading for isolation in a health facility and praying for the best”.
The news came after Onyeama announced that Nigerians that are being evacuated from France, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Norway, Germany, Holland, UK, and Canada all tested negative before boarding for Nigeria on Sunday.
Mr. Onyeama joins the list of prominent Nigerians who have contracted the virus. Before now, Governors Rotimi Akeredolu, Nasir El-Rufai, Seyi Makinde, Bala Mohammed, and Okezie Ikpeazu had also tested positive for the disease.
Apart from officials who have tested positive and recovered from the virus, some others have died from complications caused by the virus.
The latter category includes President Muhammadu Buhari’s former chief of staff, Abba Kyari, and ex-Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi.
As of the time of this report, 36,107 people have contracted the virus in Nigeria out of which 14,938 people have recovered and have been discharged while 778 have died.
Lagos remains the epicenter of the disease in Nigeria with over a third (13,341) of the total cases.
Six new deaths were recorded in the West African nation, bringing the total to 778.