COVID-19: Ekiti Attorney General, cabinet members test positive

COVID-19: Ekiti Attorney General, cabinet members test positive

The Ekiti State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Wale Fapohunda has tested positive for coronavirus pandemic, few days after the governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi announced his COVID-19 positive status.

Fapohunda who stated this via his official twitter handle @agwalefapohunda on Monday noted

that he had started the mandatory isolation for adequate treatment, adding that the

he has directed the Solicitor General of the state to take charge of all legal matters in the state.

Fapohunda tweeted;

” The result of my second COVID-19 test came out positive today. In line with the established protocols,

I have begun a period of self-isolation.

In my absence, all state legal matters should be referred to the Solicitor-General of the State.”

Speaking during the COVID-19 Taskforce media briefing, the commissioner for Health, Dr Mojisola Yaya-Kolade
confirmed that the attorney general and some unnamed members of the cabinet had tested positive for coronavirus.

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She revealed that as a physician it was against the ethics of the profession to disclose

the identity of COVID-19 patients but said, ” those tested positive have the liberty to announce it on their own.”

Yaya-Kolade added that the governor was doing fine and in good spirit, calling on the people

to adhere to all laid down guidelines and protocols towards stopping the further spread of COVID-19 in the state.

” 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.

Yaya-Kolade disclosed that the state has 67 active cases saying,” all our patients are doing fine including the governor.

They are responding to treatment and we have no problem with them.”

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