Governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong has tested positive for coronavirus after a test was conducted for him and members of his family.
The test result was revealed by Dr. Makut Simon Macham, the Director of Press & Public Affairs to the Governor, on Thursday , December 17, according to Macham, the governor tested positive while members of his family tested negative.
Consequently, the Governor who is asymptomatic has gone into isolation while his close aides are being tested.
As a result, the Governor will henceforth work from home during the period of treatment. All State matters requiring the Governor’s physical presence will be handled by the Deputy Governor.
The Governor used the opportunity to urge all citizens of Plateau State to observe all COVID-19 protocols as the pandemic is still prevalent.
He advised citizens to apply all precautionary measures especially during the festive period by avoiding large gatherings, using facemasks, washing hands with soap and water and adhering to personal hygiene measures.