Plateau State Governor and Chairman Northern Governors Forum, Simon Lalong has tested positive to COVID-19 following a test he and members of his family carried out.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Director of Press and Public Affiars to the Governor Makut Macham.
The statement revealed that “The test result indicated that Governor Lalong’s test returned positive while all members of his family tested negative”.
Consequently, the Governor who is asymptomatic has since gone into isolation while his close aides are being tested.
The statement further reveals that the Governor will henceforth work from home during the period of treatment, while all State matters requiring the Governor’s physical presence will be handled by the Deputy Governor.
Governor Lalong who uses the opportunity to urge all citizens of the State to observe all COVID-19 protocols also advises citizens to apply all precautionary measures especially during the festive period by avoiding large gatherings, compulsory use of facemasks, washing hands with soap and water and adhering to personal hygiene measures.