Umahi in a statement said some of his close aides also tested positive for the virus.
The Governor directed the Deputy Governor, Kelechi Igwe, to take over the frontline coordination of the state’s fight against the pandemic.
Umahi appealed to the people of Ebonyi state to take the NCDC protocols more seriously while stating that he’s working from home and will conduct all meetings virtually.
Umahi is the sixth state governor that would be infected with the novel virus.
A former governor, Abiola Ajimobi and Abba Kyari, the late chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, have died due to coronavirus complications.