Speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly, Frank Okiye, and the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles have become the latest high profile public figures to test positive to Coronavirus.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari and the governor of Bauchi State, North-East Nigeria, were the first set of top government functionaries to have tested positive to the rampaging coronavirus.
Deputy Governor of Edo state, Philip Shaibu, who confirmed Okiye’s coronavirus status on Wednesday, assured that necessary measures were being taken to check further spread of the virus in the state.
Shaibu was briefing newsmen in the state capital, Benin-City on the steps being taken by the state government in response to the pandemic.
In the United Kingdom, Clarence House earlier confirmed that the Prince of Wales had tested positive for coronavirus.
Prince Charles, 71, is displaying mild symptoms “but otherwise remains in good health”, a spokesman said.
The Duchess of Cornwall, 72, has also been tested but does not have the virus.
Clarence House said Charles and Camilla were now self-isolating at Balmoral, adding the prince has been working throughout home over the last few days.
An official statement read: “It is not possible to ascertain from whom the prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks.”