COVID-19: Benue SSG, Chief of Staff, 32 others test positive – Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue, has said that the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Tony Ijohor and Chief of Staff, Mr Terwase Orbunde, have tested positive for COVID-19.

The governor disclosed this on Saturday while briefing newsmen in Makurdi.

He further said that the State Head of Service, Mrs Veronica Onyeke also tested positive to the virus, alongside the Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration, Benue State University, Makurdi, Prof. Godwin Achinge.

“It is no longer news that my wife, one of my sons and staff tested positive for the virus too.

“The test was carried out about a week ago. When the result came out 35 persons in the state tested positive to the virus.

ALSO READ:  Taraba NLC Chairman died of other health conditions, not Covid-19-Commissioner

“My test result came out negative. But the medical officers said that another test will be carried out on me after three days.

“So, after this interaction I will isolate myself. I will be in isolation until I have clearance from the medical officers.

“COVID-19 is real and I enjoin my people to take the preventive measures seriously. I want my people to be alive and free from the disease.

“We have to stop the spread of the disease by maintaining all the COVID-19 protocols,” he said.

The governor also urged Benue people to avail themselves for testing, stressing that the earlier the disease is detected the better.

ALSO READ:  COVID-19: NGOs Reach out to Pastoral Groups, PWD with Palliatives in Taraba

“Even if one who tests positive to the disease has underlining ailments and the virus is detected early enough it will not kill the person.

“I want to repeat what my wife said in her statement that COVID-19 is not a death sentence. A lot of persons that tested positive have been treated and discharged.” (NAN)

The General News

TGnews is a tripod of (The General) News,articles, Journals, opinion and adverts to millions of people accessing the internet. Serving the common interest not personal or sectarian or Religion interest that are in conflict with the national goals and aspirations of building a united ,peaceful and progressive Nigeria and the World at Large.

Next Post

Amb Nomination:APC loyalist in Adamawa thanks Buhari for appointing Former NPA MD

Sat Jul 4 , 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari received commendation and thanks by All Progressives Congress (APC) loyalist in Adamawa, Mu’awiya Abubakar Hamidu for appointing the former Nigeria Port Authority (NPA) Managing Director (MD), Engr Omar Suleman (Omorana) as an Ambassador to be. According to Hamidu, the news of Omar has elated not only the […]
Call Us Now!