Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has tested positive for COVID-19 after recent test results of most of his close aides returned positive in the last few weeks.
Ortom’s Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, who confirmed the news in a statement on Wednesday, said though the Governor is asymptomatic, he has commenced COVID-19 treatment as prescribed by medical personnel.
The statement advised those who had come in contact with the Governor in the last couple of days to go for COVID-19 test.
The statement reads in part:
“It is equally important that those who came in contact with the Governor and other persons who have tested positive for the virus should go for a test to ascertain their COVID-19 status.
“Governor Ortom urges 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.”