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Samuel Ortom’s Wife, Son Test Positive For Coronavirus

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Eunice Ortom, wife of the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).

This was made known in a statement on Friday by Mrs. Ortom.

She disclosed that her son and some of her staff also tested positive, adding that they have all gone into total self-isolation as directed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The Benue first lady stated that COVID-19 is not a death sentence, adding that everyone should be responsible for their actions to keep others safe.

Mrs. Eunice Ortom also urged people who have had contact with her in the last two weeks to get tested for COVID-19.

“A few moments ago this evening, I received my result from the tests earlier carried out on me by NCDC personnel on routine screening at the Government House, Makurdi which returned positive. I, my son, and some staff are COVID-19 positive.

“We have from this moment, gone into total isolation as required by the NCDC protocol and would immediately begin the management and treatment as advised by medical experts,” she added.

Naija News reports that the NCDC on Friday reported fresh 454 cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

According to the NCDC, of the four hundred and fifty-four new coronavirus cases recorded on Friday evening, 87 were recorded in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, Edo-63 FCT-60 Ondo-41 Benue-32 Abia-31 Ogun-29 Oyo-19 Kaduna-17 Delta-16 Enugu-15 Borno-14 Plateau-9 Nasarawa-8 Kano-5 Bauchi-4 Gombe-2 Katsina-1 Kogi-1, north-central Nigeria.

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.