The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has been tested positive of the global pandemic, COVID-19.
This was confirmed by the governor itself, via its official twitter handle on Tuesday.
He tweeted: “Today, I tested positive for #COVID19. All is well. I’m asymptomatic and have been self-isolating. Work continues.”
“Your continued prayers over my well being are most appreciated.”
In a video attached to the tweet, Akeredolu said he took the COVID-19 test after being treated for malaria.
He, however, explained that he was advised to take the COVID-19 test by a governor at the All Progressives Congress National Executive Council meeting held on Thursday in Abuja.
He, therefore added that the result came back positive.
He said, “My good people of Ondo State. It gives me great pleasure to address you at this moment. I had malaria two days ago and was treated. I did get over it.”
“At the APC NEC meeting, one of my colleagues spoke with me. He advised that malaria should not be just treated as likely. That I should go ahead and have a test for COVID-19.”