By Ovie Okpare
Three suspected cases of the COVID-19 in Delta State have tested negative, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has disclosed.
Okowa stated this on Wednesday morning via his verified instagram handle.
He said samples of patients who reportedly exhibited symptoms of the novel coronavirus and were taken to the Irrua Specialist Hospital in Edo State all indicated negative.
The state is yet to record any case of the COVID-19 since its outbreak in the country.
According to the governor, “A little while ago, I received the results of three patients in Delta State who exhibited symptoms of #COVID19 — from the medical team at Irrua Specialist Training Hospital in Edo State. I am pleased to report that the results came back negative.”
He said the state will continue to be on red alert to forestall any possible outbreak of the disease in the state.
Okowa urged the people of the state to continue to adhere to measures that had been put in place by government in combating the spread of the virus to the state.
“Despite tonight’s results, we remain on high alert and will continue to take all the necessary precautions to keep you all safe.
“I ask all the families and communities across our great state to continue to work with us by adhering to the measures that we have put in place.
“I also ask that you all continue to remain calm and disregard any #FakeNews. On our part, as we have been doing, we will continue to update you on key developments through our official channels”, Governor Okowa added.