Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state has tested positive for coronavirus, the state government said on Saturday morning.
Chronicle NG can also report that some aides of the governor of the Southeastern state have also tested positive for COVID-19.
The governor has now gone into self-isolation since the result of his COVID-19 returned positive.
The governor in a statement said he, however, noted that he is asymptotic and has since isolated himself in line with Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) protocols.
He said he has handed over the running of the state to the deputy governor, Kelechi Igwe.
Umahi also said that some of his close aides also tested positive for the virus after carrying out the coronavirus test.
He however did not reveal the identities of those who tested positive.
The governor appealed to residents in the state to take preventive measures.
He added that he is working from home and will conduct all meetings virtually.