Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, tested positive for COVID-19, he has directed members of the state Executive Council to undergo compulsory test.
The cabinet members, including the Commissioners, Special Advisers and Special Assistants to the governor, are to undergo the COVID-19 test in order to know their health status.
The commissioner for Information and Orientation in the state, Mr Donald Ojogo, in a statement, said the governor had gone into isolation because he was confirmed positive for a COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State has linked Governor Akeredolu’s recent trip to Abuja to submit his governorship nomination form to contracting the deadly virus.
In a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Zadok Akintoye, the party said: “It is quite unfortunate that the actions of Mr. Governor during his trip to Abuja to submit his nomination form may have also affected members of the state House of Assembly that joined him on that journey.
“A viral video clearly showing the governor sneezing into his hands in the midst of the honorable members of the House of Assembly was shared online making it imperative that the National Centre for Disease Control takes immediately action in testing and isolating anyone who may have been exposed to the governor within the last few days.
“Our prayers and best wishes go to the governor at this time and we hope that the lessons learnt would help in ensuring greater compliance with laid down rules for mitigating the spread of the virus.”