Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Naija News reports that this was made known in a statement on Wednesday by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase.
Akase said that “the latest result of his (governor Ortom) COVID-19 test has returned positive.
“This follows the test results of most of the Governor’s close aides who also returned positive in the last few weeks.
“Though the Governor has not shown any symptoms of the disease, he has already commenced treatment as prescribed by medical personnel.”
Governor Ortom urged those who have come in contact with him in the last couple of days to go for a COVID-19 test.
He added that those who came in contact with other persons who have tested positive for the virus should also go for a test to ascertain their COVID-19 status.
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 hand washing and physical distancing.
Recall Ortom’s aides which included his personal physician, aide de camp, orderly, permanent secretaries among others have tested positive for the virus.
Source: Naija News