Kwara State deputy governor, Kayode Alabi, and his wife Abieyuwa have tested positive to coronavirus.
Rafiu Ajakaye, who is the spokesperson of the state Technical Committee on COVID-19 revealed the news in a statement.
He said: “Yesterday August 3rd, 2020, the Deputy Governor and Chairman of the Kwara state Technical Committee Kayode Alabi and his wife, Abieyuwa 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 others quick recovery.”
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 288 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country, which brought the total number of infections to 44,129.
The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Monday.
The agency said that eight new deaths were reported, bringing the total number of fatalities to 896 across the country.
The NCDC said that the new infections were recorded in Lagos, the Federal Capital Territory and 13 states.
It stated that Lagos topped the list with 88 new cases, while the FCT reported 25 fresh infections.
Among others were Kwara, 33, Osun, 27, Enugu, 25, Abia, 20, Kaduna, 17, Plateau and Rivers, 13 each, Delta, 10, and Gombe, 8.
The agency stressed that states with fewer cases include Ogun, 4, Oyo, 3, Katsina, 1 and Bauchi, 1.