By our reporter| Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, has tested positive for coronavirus.
The Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase who made the disclosure in a statement, said the governor’s result turned positive after a close aide also returned positive in the last few weeks.
According to him, the governor did not show any symptoms of the disease but has already commenced treatment as prescribed by medical personnel.
The chief press secretary, therefore, called on those who came in contact with the governor for a COVID-19 test and ascertain their status.
The close aides to the governor who have so far tested positive include his orderly, his ADC, one of the DSS operatives attached to the governor, his principal private secretary, his Senior Special Assistant on Protocol, and the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Finance.
Governor Ortom who urged Benue people to continue to observe the protocol for the prevention of the virus, encouraged residents of the state not to be afraid of going for the COVID-19 test as only doing so would help in containing the spread of the disease.