Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has recovered from the attack of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which has put him out of circulation for about a month.
The Governor has been receiving treatment for coronavirus since he was flown out of Abia for Abuja on June 6 in search of a cure.
Ikpeazu, who handed over to his deputy before proceeding for treatment in a private facility in the nation’s capital, has not seen in public for weeks.
However, a video clip circulated by some of his top aides yesterday evening, Thursday, July 2, suggests that he has substantially recovered from the sickness to the extent that he can now engage in strenuous exercises.
Credited to Erondu Uchenna Erondu Jnr, the video clip came with the caption, “Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, engages Dr Godfrey Achilihu, MD, in a table tennis game today Thursday 2nd July, 2020.”
News Express asked where the video was shot and if Achilihu is one of the doctors treating Governor Ikpeazu but the question went without answer.
Three other state governors who contracted COVID-19 before Ikpeazu have since been successfully treated and returned to work. They are Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Bala Mohammed (Bauchi) and Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna).
Governors Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo and Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta are the latest to contract the disease. Both have since gone into isolation are currently receiving treatment.