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In response to The Nation, the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has confirmed his spouse, Dr. Mrs. Eunice Ortom and Secretary to the State Authorities, SSG, Prof. Anthony Ijohor as testing optimistic for COVID-19.
The Governor in a press briefing Saturday additionally confirmed his Chief of Employees, Hon. Terwase Orbunde and the state Head of Service, Mrs. Veronica Onyeke amongst others as having examined optimistic for the virus.
Governor Ortom who introduced that although he examined unfavorable, the primary household had determined to enter complete isolation together with himself.
He urged folks of the state to go for testing to establish their standing and take vital motion.
“One lesson that I need Benue folks to understand and perceive is that everyone has to make himself out there for testing. The extra you check, the extra you understand your standing; when you understand that you’re optimistic, then you may topic your self to therapy.”
When requested if authorities was contemplating one other lockdown, the Governor stated the state Motion Committee on COVID-19 would sit early subsequent week to assessment the scenario with a view to contemplating the following line of motion.
Whereas noting that testing optimistic for the virus was not a dying sentence, the Governor urged folks of the state to take preventive protocols significantly as a way to assist cease the unfold of the pandemic.
The Governor’s spouse had earlier issued a press release she personally signed confirming her standing and certainly one of her sons, at the same time as she known as on anyone she might need are available contact with to enter self isolation and subsequent testing.
“Whereas I’ve taken the duty to personally name each one I can recall to have had current contact with to go for testing, I counsel anyone who has had shut contact with me within the final 2 weeks and the general public to go for screening and testing,” she said.
In the meantime, Secretary to the State Authorities, Professor Anthony Ijohor and Cbief of Employees to the Governor, Hon. Terwase Orbunde have additionally confirmed their standing for the virus.