Governor OKEZIE IKPEAZU of Abia State has said the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, will be discharging one out of the two index cases of Coronavirus in the state.
Abia registered two Covid-19 cases at the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, on April 20.
The Governor who spoke in the Government House Umuahia today could not conceal his joy over the recovery of the seventy-two- year- old patient.
According to an elated IKPEAZU, the 72-year-old patient who responded to treatment will be the oldest person to recover from coronavirus in the South-East.
He said the samples collected from people who had contacts with the index cases including their spouses, returned negative.
He added that the state will continue in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic even as it was exploring options to relax the lockdown.
The Governor noted that the second patient is in stable condition.