Plateau Governor, Simon Lalong Tests Positive For COVID-19

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

Simon Lalong
Simon Lalong

The Director of Press and Publicity to the governor, Dr Makut Macham, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.

He explained that the governor took the test along with members of his family while his result came out positive but that of others were negative.

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Although Governor Lalong is said to be asymptomatic, he has gone into isolation while the samples of his close aides have also been collected for testing.

“As a result, the governor will henceforth work from home during the period of treatment. All state matters requiring the governor’s physical presence will be handled by the deputy governor,” the statement said.

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It added, “The governor uses the opportunity to urge all citizens of Plateau State to observe all COVID-19 protocols as the pandemic is still prevalent.

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“He advises citizens to apply all precautionary measures, especially during the festive period by avoiding large gatherings, using facemasks, washing hands with soap and water and adhering to personal hygiene measures.“

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