by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
The Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong, has tested positive to COVID-19, following a test he and members of his family carried out and has goes into isolation.
The test result indicated that Governor Lalong’s test returned positive, while all members of his family tested negative.
Consequently, the governor, who is asymptomatic, has gone into isolation, while his close aides are being tested.
As a result, the governor will henceforth work from home during the period of treatment, while all state matters requiring his physical presence will be handled by the Deputy Governor.
The governor uses the opportunity to urge all citizens of Plateau state to observe all COVID-19 protocols, as the pandemic is still prevalent.
He advises citizens to apply all precautionary measures, especially during the festive period, by avoiding large gatherings, using face-masks, washing hands with soap and water and adhering to personal hygiene measures.