Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly (EDHA), Rt. Hon. Frank Okiye, has revealed that he recovered from coronavirus (COVID-19) after 21 days in isolation without infecting anyone with the deadly virus.
Okiye, while speaking to journalists in Benin City, said all he did to prevent infesting his aides, family, and friends with the disease was strict adherence to government guidelines, especially those on social distancing, compulsory use of facemasks, among others.
The speaker, who is the index COVID–19 case in Edo, is among the ten patients who have fully recovered and discharged after testing negative twice for the virus and treated with support from the state government.
Some survivors were treated at the state’s isolation centres.
Okiye also urged residents to complement the state government’s efforts at checking the spread of the virus by making themselves available for the ongoing screening and testing in various centers across the state.