Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19), his chief press secretary Terver Akase revealed on Wednesday.
Mr Ortom had managed to escape the virus which has cut through the rank and file of his administration.
Many of the governor’s aides including his personal physician, aide-de-camp, orderly, permanent secretaries among others have tested positive for the virus.
In a statement, Mr Akase 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 statement added that the governor advised those who have come in contact with him in the last couple of days to go for test.
Akase said Ortom urged Benue people to continue observing the protocols for the prevention of the virus such as wearing of face masks, use of sanitisers, regular hand washing, and physical distancing.
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