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Benue State Governor Tests Positive To Covid-19

By Ugbede Usman

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The Chief Press Secretary to the Benue State Governor, Terver Akase, on Wednesday, announced that the governor, Samuel Ortom has tested positive for COVID-19.

The governor’s aides including his personal physician, aide de camp, orderly as well as permanent secretaries were recently diagnosed with the virus.

In the statement issued to Journalists in Makurdi, the CPS said, “the latest result of his (governor Ortom) COVID-19 test has returned positive.

“This follows 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.”

The governor urged those who have come in contact with in the last few days to get tested, adding that the people of Benue should adhere strictly to the covid-19 protocols of wearing nose mask, washing their hands and applying sanitizer. He also advised the people not to be afraid of getting tested as that would not help in containing the spread of the virus.

He added, “The Governor says it is equally important that those who came in contact with other persons who have tested positive for the virus should go for a test to ascertain their COVID-19 status.”



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