Gov. Simon Lalong and his household have once more examined detrimental to COVID-19, following the an infection of two members of his cupboard with the illness.
The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) remembers that the governor and his family had been examined of the illness in April, which got here out detrimental.
Lalong in an announcement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs in Jos, Dr Makut Macham, mentioned COVID-19 was not a loss of life sentence and suggested members of the general public to take duty of their well being and that of others.
NAN experiences that the governor ordered members of his cupboard to go on self-isolation starting on July 1 and take a look at of COVID-19, following the an infection of the Commissioner for Commerce and Trade, Mr Abe Aku, and subsequently the Chief of Employees to the governor, Mr Noel Donjur.
“I’ve continued to encourage individuals to topic themselves to COVID-19 take a look at which is essential for us to find out the magnitude of the illness and degree of the unfold so as to curb the additional unfold and deal with individuals earlier than they get to vital levels.
“Submitting myself and household to a different take a look at was due to this fact obligatory as a part of management by instance and likewise responding to the current circumstances of one in every of my Commissioners and Chief of Employees who had been confirmed constructive,” the assertion quoted Lalong saying.
He reiterated the necessity for the general public to stick to the rules established to fight the illness such because the obligatory use of face masks, social distancing, hand washing and using sanitiser.
He mentioned the testing capability in Plateau had elevated as extra individuals had been being examined each day on the Nationwide Veterinary and Analysis Institute ( NVRI) Laboratory and the TB Reference Laboratory on the Jos College Educating Hospital.
The governor mentioned the trouble was additionally being made for the testing of COVID-19 on the Plateau State Specialist Hospital.
“As at fifth July 2020, about 6,000 individuals have been examined to this point within the State,” he mentioned.
Lalong additionally careworn the continual enforcement of compliance to COVID-19 tips significantly in public locations and the sanction of defaulters.
NAN experiences that the state at the moment has 421 circumstances in keeping with the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management. (NAN)