Kayode Alabi, the Deputy Governor of Kwara State; and his wife, Abieyuwa, have both tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
This was announced in a statement issued by Rafiu Ajakaye, spokesperson of the state’s Technical Committee on COVID-19, on Tuesday.
The statement added that immediate contact tracing had begun for persons who might have come across Alabi, who is also the Chairman of the Kwara State Technical Committee, and his wife.
The statement read: “Yesterday August 3rd, 2020, His Excellency the Deputy Governor and Chairman of the Kwara State Technical Committee Kayode Alabi and his wife, Her Excellency Mrs Abieyuwa Alabi, underwent COVID-19 test after they showed slight symptoms of the virus.
“The results of their test are positive. The second couple are very stable and in high spirit, and are now undergoing standard management protocols supervised by the government’s medical team.
“Immediate contact tracing and tests, among other safety protocols, are being done for persons who have met with the couple in the past few days.
“The government wishes the second couple and all other quick recovery.”
In July, some aides to the deputy governor had tested positive for the virus, while his test at the time returned negative.