COVID-19: Another Governor tests positive. The executive governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong has tested positive for the dreaded Corona Virus.
The Director of Press and Publicity to the governor, Dr Makut Macham, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday as reported by Nairametrics.
Governor Simon Lalong has urged the general public to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols as the pandemic is still prevalent.
According the statement by Macham, Governor Lalong took the test along with his family members but only his own came out positive.
Meanwhile, the governor has handed over all Plateau State functions requiring his physical presence to the deputy Governor while he went into self isolation for the period of his treatment.
He said, “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. He advises 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.”