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Governor Okezie Ikpeazu Survives Covid 19, Says Virus Not A Death Sentence

Covid 19 not a death sentence- Gov Ikpeazu
Covid 19 survivor, the Executive Governor of Abia State, Gov Okezie Ikpeazu. The number citizen who was rumoured to have contacted the deadly
virus last month, said the sickness is not a dead sentence.

Recounting his ordeal through the Ministry of Information and Culture, said the critical to do is to diagnose it as quickly as possible.

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In his words: "My name is Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, and I'm happy to say that I'm a Covid 19 Survivor. I knew from the outset that Covid is very critical and evasive, but it wasn't a death sentence.

"I think the critical thing in Covid just like in other critical conditions is early diagnosis, get attention as quickly as possible. But if it is allowed to be trapped and remain in the system for a long while, it can really be dangerous and devastating.

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"It can deal with your lungs, it can deal with your kidneys, it can deal aah, even your blood system and create a complication around. One thing and all of that.

"I think the critical the thing is to diagnose it as quickly as possible, and get medical attention. I think, it's all happens, one can definitely say it is not a death sentence" he said.

The Governor while addressing the State on air today 22nd July, 2020, thanked Abians who stood by him in prayers, calls, text messages and health felt regards for quick recovery. He thanked in a special way his Deputy, the Honourable Speaker, and all the members of the State Executive Council, for their immense support throughout the cause of his absent.

Recall that about 5 weeks ago, the State was utterly thrown into confusion as the announcement came on the Governor testing positive to Corona Virus. He was transferred to the NCDC center in Abuja, as lots of rumours went round the media concerning his state of health.

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According to the Governor during the interview said: "several tests where done, which initially came out negative. But the symptoms persisted, which included mild headache, cough, weakness. We thought it was a normal malaria sickness, accompanied with the symptoms, but the persistency made us to re-seek medical attention and I behold it came out positive" he recalled.

   Excerpt Video of the Abia Governor on his Survival at the NCDC       Center Abuja

Meanwhile, NCDC last update on Covid 19 shows that Nigeria has Nigeria has recorded about 37,801 confirmed cases, 15,677 discharged and 805 deaths. Yesterday the Country recorded about 576 new cases with Lagos State topping the list with 88 cases.

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