Benue Governor, Ortom tests positive for COVID-19


The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has tested positive for COVID-19.

His Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase made the announcement on Wednesday in a statement made available to newsmen.

The statement reads in part: “the latest result of his (governor Ortom) COVID-19 test has returned positive.

“This follows the test results of most of the Governor’s close aides who also returned positive in the last few weeks.

“Though the Governor has not shown any symptoms of the disease, he has already commenced treatment as prescribed by medical personnel.

“The Governor says it is equally important that those who came in contact with other persons who have tested positive for the virus should go for a test to ascertain their COVID-19 status.

Recall, many of the governor’s aides which included his personal physician, aide de camp, orderly, permanent secretaries among others have tested positive for the virus.