The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has tested positive for COVID-19.
According to his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, this followed the test results of most of the Governor’s close aides who also returned positive in the last few weeks.
Though, the Governor has not shown any symptoms of the disease, he has already commenced treatment as prescribed by medical personnel.
He advised those who have come in contact with him in the last couple of days to go for test.
The Governor said it is equally important that those who came in contact with other persons who have tested positive for the virus, should go for test, to ascertain their COVID-19 status.
Ortom urged Benue people to continue to observe the protocol for the prevention of the virus, such as wearing of face masks, use of sanitizers, regular hand washing, and physical distancing.
He encouraged the people not to be afraid of going for COVID-19 test, as only doing so would help in containing the spread of the disease.