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#Covid_19 : Benue State Governor Ortom Tests positive For Coronavirus


Governor Ortom's #Covid_19 Test Result Returns Positive.

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has announced that the latest result of the  COVID-19 carried out on him has returned positive.

MediaOrchid recalls most of the Governor’s close aides had been tested and found to have gotten infected by the Coronavirus in the last few weeks. 

In a statement signed by Terver Akase the  Chief Press Secretary he said, 

" Although the governor is asymptomatic, he has however already commenced treatment as prescribed by medical personnel. 

" The Governor therefore 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." 

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