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Gov Ortom of Benue tests positive for coronavirus


Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has tested positive for COVID-19.

It should be noted that a most of the Governor’s close aides had earlier tested positive in the last few weeks.

The  Governor has commenced COVID-19 treatment as prescribed by medical personnel.

The Governor himself confirmed this in a statement  by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase.

Acccording to the Governor,  those who had come in contact with him in the last couple of days should  go for COVID-19 test.

“Governor 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 handwashing and physical distancing.

“He admonished the people not to be scared of going for COVID-19 test as doing so would help curb the spread of the disease,” the statement added.