Plateau Governor, Lalong tests positive for COVID-19

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The second wave of the dreaded novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has hit Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong as he has tested positive for COVID-19.

This disturbing news was dropped Thursday by Dr Makut Simon Macham, Director of Press & Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State.

Gov. Lalong’s test returned positive while all members of his family tested negative.

Consequently, the Governor, who is asymptomatic, has gone into isolation while his close aides are being tested, according to the report.

“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 uses the opportunity to urge all citizens of Plateau State to observe all COVID-19 protocols as the pandemic is still prevalent,” the statement added.

The governor advised citizens to apply all pre-cautionary measures especially during the festive period by avoiding large gatherings, using facemasks, washing hands with soap and water and adhering to personal hygiene measures.

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