Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has tested positive for coronavirus.
Ortom, who disclosed this his verified Facebook page on Tuesday, said though he has not shown any symptoms, he has already commenced treatment.
The governor also advised those who have come in contact with him in the last couple of days to go for COVID-19 test.
“This is to confirm that the result of my last COVID-19 test returned positive,” the governor said.
“Though I have not shown any symptoms, I have already commenced treatment. Let me advise those who have come in contact with me in the last couple of days to go for test.
“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.”
Ortom encouraged 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.
“I urge Benue people and other Nigerians to continue to observe the protocol for the prevention of the virus. I encourage 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,” he said.
KanyiDaily recalls that Nigeria recorded 1,303 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, bring the total number of infection in the country to 124,299.