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Benue state First Lady, Son, others test positive for COVID-19

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Mrs. Eunice Ortom, wife of the Benue state Governor, her son and some of members of her staff have tested positive for COVID-19.

The wife of the governor made this known in a statement she personally signed and issued late Friday night in Makurdi.

According to her, she had gone on self-isolation with her son and all her affected staff.

She however called on the  people of the state to protect themselves by observing all the guidelines including wearing of face masks, constant washing of hands, maintaining of social distancing and staying indoors when not necessary to go out.

Part of the statement read, “a few moments ago this (Friday) evening, I received my result from the tests earlier carried out on me and others by NCDC personnel on routine screening at House, Makurdi which returned that I and my son, and some staff are COVID-19 positive.

“We have from this moment, gone into total isolation as required by the protocols and would immediately begin the management treatment as advised by medical experts.

“While I have taken the responsibility to personally call everyone I can recall to have had recent contact with to go for testing, I advise anyone who has had close contact with me in the last two weeks and the public to go for screening and testing.

“I wish to reiterate that been COVID-19 positive is not a death sentence as evident by the many recoveries recorded thus far so there is no need to panic, but we should continue to be responsible in our actions so as to keep others safe,” she added.

Yusuf Luka, is a journalist by profession with few years of experience, I am also a graduate of Bingham University. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking with friends, Reading books, and Watching movies. Let's connect on social media.

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