Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has tested positive for COVID-19.
A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, on Wednesday, said that the governor’s result turned positive.
He said the test result of a close aide to the governor had also earlier in the last few week returned positive.
He said that the governor did not show any symptoms of the disease but had already commenced treatment as prescribed by medical personnel.
Akase called on those who came in contact with the governor to run a test to ascertain their COVID-19 status.
He said Governor Ortom urged 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 was said to have also encouraged residents of the state not to be afraid of going for the COVID-19 test as only doing so would help in containing the spread of the disease.