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BENUE STATE GOVERNOR, SAMUEL ORTOM TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has tested positive for Coronavirus. 


Terver Akase, the Chief Press Secretary of the state disclosed this on Wednesday in Makurdi, adding that the Governor has commenced treatment for the virus. 


Governor Ortom went into self-isolation and ran a Coronavirus test after several of his aides tested positive for COVID-19. 


Though the Governor has not shown any symptoms of the disease, he has already commenced treatment as prescribed by medical personnel," Mr Akase said. 

READ ALSO: WHO SECURES 40M DOSES OF PFIZER COVID-19 VACCINE AND 150M JABS OF ASTRAZENECA/OXFORD VACCINE AS GLOBAL INFECTIONS NEAR 100M


The Governor also urged those who have been in contact with him to run a COVID 19 test while encouraging the people of Benue to continue to observe the protocol for the prevention of the virus such as wearing of face masks, use of hand sanitisers, regular handwashing and physical distancing.

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