Gov Ortom ‘Catches’ Coronavirus Disease

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By Amos Aar

BENUE State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has tested positive for coronavirus disease, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Terver Akase, has revealed in statement on Wednesday.

Mr Akase, in the statement quoted Governor Ortom as stating that the latest result of his Covid-19 test returned positive.

According to Mr Akase, the governor’s Covid-19 status follows the test results of most of his close aides who also returned positive in the last few weeks.

The statement further reads: “Though the Governor has not shown any symptoms of the disease, he has already commenced treatment as prescribed by medical personnel.

“He advises those who have come in contact with him in the last couple of days to go for test. The Governor says it is equally important that those who came in contact with other persons who have tested positive for the virus should go for 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 hand washing and physical distancing.

“He encourages the people not to be afraid of going for COVID-19 test as only doing so would help in containing the spread of the disease.

“Deputy Governor of the state, Engr Benson Abounu who also confirmed the report while briefing journalist same day at his office complex however said the health status of the Governor had not affected governance of the state in anyway as he was doing everything on behalf of the Governor.”

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