The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Ekiti State, Olawale Fapohunda, some aides to Governor Kayode Fayemi as well as the Executive Governor have all tested positive for COVID-19.
Mr Fapohunda took to Twitter to announce his health status, while this was also corroborated by the Ekiti State Commissioner of Health, Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, on Monday evening.
“The result of my second COVID-19 test came out positive today. In line with the established protocols, I have commenced a period of self-isolation. In my absence, all state legal matters should be referred to the Solicitor-General of the State,” the attorney-general wrote on Twitter.
While corroborating the report, Mrs Yaya-Kolade stated that apart from Mr Fapohunda, some cabinet members working with Mr Fayemi have also contracted the deadly virus according to our correspondent S’Teller.
“As you are aware that the commissioner for justice announced his status on twitter and I can tell you that there are other members of the cabinet that are also positive but I must say that they are at liberty to disclose or keep to themselves for the obvious reasons,” the commissioner said.
The identities of the affected aides were however not disclosed based on ethics of the medical profession.
The Commissioner however stated that the Governor is responsible to quite well “he is doing fine and in good spirit” as she urged residents to adhere to all laid down guidelines and protocols towards stopping the further spread of COVID-19 in the state.
“The state has 67 active cases and all our patients are doing fine including the Governor. They are responding to treatment and we have no problem with them.”
Mr Fayemi last Wednesday announced he tested positive for the virus. He also said he had asked all his aides and appointees to go for COVID-19 tests to ascertain their status.