Managing Editor of Niger Delta Today, Okpare Theophilus Onojehen has tested positive to coronavirus and gone into isolation for necessary recovery process.
The ace journalist confirmed his COVID-19 status through a press statement sighted by Focus Naija on his page on Friday June 26, 2020.
According to him, the test carried out by NCDC turned out positive and the honest announcement is not to whip panic or stir uncontrollable emotions among Niger Delta Today’s ardent readers.
The statement reads;
OUR Managing Editor has tested positive to COVID-19
*NIGER DELTA TODAY* (NDT), online publishers of “news you can trust” wish to inform our numerous readers, newsmakers, followers and the General Public that our Managing Editor (ME), *OKPARE OVIE THEOPHILUS ONOJEGHEN* has TESTED positive from test results availed us from the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC).
This honest public notice is not to create panic or stir uncontrollable emotions. Our M.E. in spite of this reality is in positive spirit, now isolated, undergoing necessary recovery process. No cause for unnecessary alarm, even for NDT which will continue to serve you “news you can trust” even in this trying moments.
We fervently can’t ask more for your support and prayers than now, and also very important, we urge those who have been in contact with our ME recently to also duly self isolate for the next two weeks to observe their situation. COVID-19 is real. We urge the GENERAL PUBLIC to be guided and guarded by observing all necessary containment protocols.
Similarly, Delta State Governor, H.E Ifeanyi Okowa announced on his page that the first family is going into isolation for the next 14-days after one of his daughters tested positive for COVID-19.
Earlier today, Edith and I received the news that one of our daughters has tested positive for #COVID19. Hence, in-line with the laid out procedures, we are both going into isolation for the next 14-days.
We will continue to keep you all updated, Governor Okowa wrote.