From Christiana Gokyo, Jos
The Plateau State governor, Mr. Simon Lalong has tested positive to COVID-19 following a test he and members of his family carried out and has gone into isolation.
The result indicated that Governor 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.
As a result, the governor would henceforth work from home during the period of treatment, while all state matters requiring the governor’s physical presence would be handled by his deputy.
The governor used the opportunity to urge all citizens of the state to observe all COVID-19 protocols as the pandemic is still prevalent.
He advised them 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.