The Governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong has tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19.)
The governor’s director of press and publicity, Makut Macham, made the announcement on Thursday in Jos.
According to him, the governor’s test result returned positive while all members of his family tested negative.
Noting that Lalong who is asymptomatic has gone into isolation while his close aides are being tested, Macham added that the governor had equally directed his Deputy, Sonny Tyoden, to handle all state matters in his absence.
“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 the Deputy Governor.
It added, “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.“