The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has announced his recovery from Corona Virus Disease (Covid-19) one week after he tested positive.
The governor had announced last week that he was in isolation after testing positive for the highly infectious disease.
Governor Akeredolu in a statewide broadcast said after spending days in isolation, doctors confirmed him negative after running the test twice.
He said that “Those days in isolation were defining period for me. They convinced me further of the right track we have chosen, to mobilise our people against the deadly pandemic.
“After a few days in isolation, my samples were taken and tested again in accordance with the treatment protocols of COVID-19, the results came in few minutes ago. I tested negative.
“One lesson which ought to be clear to all of us with the recent events is that COVID-19 is real. It is also a resounding message that it is deadly, willing, and able to wreak the greatest havoc on individuals and families, indeed our entire society, if permitted.
“The menace of this deadly virus is expanding in exponential measure. It is in fact putting massive pressure on the treatment facilities of Government. I have just been briefed that between Saturday, July the 4th, and Sunday, July the 5th a total of 62 new cases were recorded.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolum made the announcement few hours after his deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, asked him to hand over government to him after 21 days as provided by the constitution because he was in self-isolation.