Table Tennis playing Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, has recovered from COVID-19 after a three week lockdown at the Isolation Center receiving treatment.
The governor had announced that he tested positive for the disease on June 8 and some of his supporters were worried after he failed to recover within the usual 14 days period but fillers from the Isolation Center showed the Governor playing Table Tennis and beating all comers.
His Commissioner for Information, John Kalu in a statement on Saturday said Ikpeazu was certified free of the disease on Friday.
“To the glory of God, repeat COVID-19 test conducted by Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on samples submitted by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Thursday, 2nd July, 2020, returned negative result on Friday, 3rd July, 2020,” the statement read.
“Governor Ikpeazu is therefore deemed free of the virus according to the extant guidelines of NCDC and the World Health Organization (WHO).”
The news of Ikpeazu broke a few hours after David Umahi, his Ebonyi counterpart, tested positive for the disease.
Three governors are currently in isolation over COVID-19. They are Umahi, Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo) and Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta).
Nigeria has confirmed a total of 27,564 COVID-19 cases, 11,069 recoveries and 628 deaths so far.