Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
This was made known in a statement on Wednesday by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase.
This follows the test results of most of the Governor’s close aides who also returned positive in the last few weeks.
Akase said that “the latest result of his (governor Ortom) COVID-19 test has returned positive.
“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.