Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has tested positive for coronavirus.
Dr Makut Macham, the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Jos.
He said that the development followed a COVID-19 test which was administered on the governor and members of his family.
He said that the governor had gone into isolation, adding that all members of his family, however, tested negative.
“The results indicated that the governor’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 will, henceforth, work from home during the period of treatment.
“All state matters requiring the governor’s physical presence will be handled by his deputy,” he said.
Macham said that the governor urged citizens of the state to observe all COVID-19 protocols because the pandemic was still prevalent.
He said that the governor also advised the people to apply all precautionary measures especially during the festive period, adding that they should always avoid large gatherings and use facemasks.
Besides, the governor encouraged the residents to ensure regular washing of hands with soap under running water, while maintaining personal hygiene.