The Secretary to the Delta State Government (SSG), Mr Chiedu Ebie, has recovered from COVID-19 and discharged from the isolation centre in Asaba, where he was being treated.
In a statement, the Chief Press Secretary to the Delta State Governor, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, said Ebie, who had been at the isolation centre for 21 days, was discharged on Sunday after testing negative for the virus.
Ifeajika said that the SSG’s discharge brought the number of discharged cases of the virus so far in the state to 583.
He added that as at Sunday, Delta had recorded 1,359 confirmed cases of the pandemic, with 745 of them active, while 31 lives had been lost to the virus.
The CPS expressed the gratitude of the SSG to Deltans and other Nigerians who prayed for him and had continued to pray for other patients of the virus, including members of the First Family of the state.
The governor’s spokesman reaffirmed the state government’s commitment to combating the pandemic, and urged citizens to eschew prejudices and indiscipline.
He emphasised that adherence to the directive on the protocols would greatly minimise the spread of the virus in the state.