Delta State Secretary to the Government (SSG) and Commissioner for Information, Mr Chiedu Ebie, and Mr Charles Aniagwu have tested positive for coronavirus.
Delta state government said it has intensified efforts at combating the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, made this known on Sunday in a statement in Asaba.
Mr. Ifeajika said the government top officials showed mild symptoms of the virus and consequently subjected themselves to the test.
He said that both men had been moved to an isolation centre and were stable, and responding well to treatment.
However, he called on residents of the state to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 protocols as anyone, irrespective of status, could contract the virus.
According to him, “Let me advise all Deltans to, as a matter of top priority, always obey the COVID-19 protocols, which have been in public domain, so as to curb further spread of the pandemic.
“The fresh cases in our hands in Delta further testifies to the fact that COVID-19 is not a scam. It is real and people should take the issues of the virus and personal hygiene seriously.
“COVID-19 is not a death sentence; so, when you begin to feel unwell, reach out to approved government hospitals for appropriate tests to be carried out.
“We can save ourselves and others from this virus if we obey all the protocols of wearing face masks, regular washing of hands in running water, use of alcohol-based sanitisers and maintaining physical-distancing while congregating in any form.
“All our hospitals and isolation centres across the state are on 24 hours alert to receive any case(s) of the Coronavirus or other health challenges,” he stated.